The Chinthowa Development Trust
The Chinthowa Development Trust is a small charity based in North Warwickshire that works in Malawi, Africa. Our primary function is the care of orphans and children in need within Chinthowa and thirteen surrounding villages. Chinthowa is located some 50 miles west of the capital city Lilongwe.
The Trust operates on the principle that ‘EVERY PENNY COUNTS’. No salaries, no expenses are paid by the charity, every penny donated goes to the benefit of the orphans and villages.
CHINTHOWA DEVELOPMENT TRUST. WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY
Children In Our Feeding Program
Orphans Recieving Financial & Education Support
Children Enrolled In Our School
Charity Administration Fees
Chinthowa is a small village about 30 miles from any tarmac road and around 50 miles from the capital Lilongwe
Help the Chinthowa Development Trust by shopping online.
Using easyfundraising while you shop can help the charity get cashback on your purchases. It does not cost you any extra to shop using easyfundraising and helps provide the Chintowa Development Trust with useful additional funds. Many online retailers help support charities through this method of online shopping. If you intend to make a purchase from one of the shops below (and many others included) please sign up for an easyfundraising account using the link below. You can then use the links to retailers on the easyfundraising page and shop as you would normally. Once you make a purchase with a participating retailer this will activate a donation that will go straight to the charity. Your help is much appreciated.
You can now also help the Trust when you shop online by choosing to shop at : smile.amazon.co.uk
How to use your Amazon Smile account so that the Trust benefits:
- Go to Amazon online as usual.
- Hover over ‘Your Account’ and select ‘Your Amazon Smile’
- Select ‘pick your own charity’ and enter ‘Chinthowa Development Trust’ and then select as your chosen charity.
- When shopping with Amazon, you will now need to shop at: smile.amazon.co.uk. When you do so, you still shop with Amazon, you pay no more, but
- Amazon donates 0.5% per purchase to the Trust.
Caring for the orphans of Chinthowa and surrounding areas.
In Chinthowa and the neighbouring villages there are several hundred children. They are of happy disposition, enjoying playing games, dancing, singing and laughing and joking at every opportunity.
The Trust is supporting an ever increasing number of orphans through the sponsorship scheme, all children are cared for within a family environment, we do not run an orphanage, support is given to the whole family who take on the responsibility of looking after the orphans. Orphans are sponsored by people in the UK who donate £5 per month. Each orphan has two sponsors and £10 per month is enough to help the families with food, toiletries and educational fees if the orphan goes to Secondary School, primary education is free for all children.
HOW TO SPONSOR AN ORPHAN: If you feel that you would like to help an orphan or would like more information, please contact Brian or Margaret Ingram on 01827 704858.
Providing education for the children of Chinthowa and surrounding areas.
The building of Chinthowa Primary School was completed in August 2012, just in time for the autumn term. Since that time further developments have included; the building and equipping of the IT Block and the installation of Solar Power.
The school is continually over subscribed as its reputation and results become known in the wider area: We are the only primary school to offer IT Training at this level in the whole of the region.
We are experiencing increased success in encouraging our girls to continue their education in secondary and tertiary levels through the Trusts sponsorship scheme.
Pupil successes include: Qualified Nurses, Medical Student (Doctor). Teachers and a 2 Civil Engineers.
Sustainable development and agriculture.
In line with the Trusts core mission, we continue to work hard in the areas of sustainability and agriculture. Consultation and innovation are the driving force to experiment in the areas of, crop variation and rotation, and in irrigation. We have reduced quite considerably the use of pesticides by the introduction of ‘barrier crops’, this has been particularly successful.
The past year has seen the introduction of ‘livestock farming’, this is programmed to expand during the Spring and Summer of 2021, also achieved or in progress are:
- 2 Maize harvests in 2020 and 2 planned for 2021
- 2 Pig farms established
- 1 Chicken farm, in the process of setting up
- 2 Farming cooperatives established to directly benefit families who through poverty do not own land.
- Planting of various fruit trees, phase 2 planned for 2021
- A further 2,000 trees to be planted around the village and school
Our work focusses upon the village of Chinthowa in Malawi. We care for over 200 orphans and help provide education and food for over 1,000 children from the village and surrounding areas. Our aim is to provide long term effective help in the area and we are working with farmers to create a sustainable development program.