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2022 Tropical Storm Ana

Late January 2022 tropical Storm Ana made landfall, bringing heavy rains, high winds and widespread flooding to Madagascar, Mozambique and Southern Malawi. We are in contact with the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi (ADSM)to understand both the damage and the needs.

We do know that bridges and roads have been severely damaged, cutting off areas of Chikwawa, including the village of Mindanti where the medical clinic is located. Nsanji was also hit hard by the storms.


Flooded Shire valley

Warm Heart is collecting donations to help respond to the storm recovery needs. Funds will go towards establishing clinic operations and providing outpatient services for flood related disease and related health problems at the Mindanti medical clinic. These is also a need to fund seeds and fertilizer to replant crops lost, maize and beans for situations where government funding has been inadequate, materials needed in damaged homes and transportation of materials to flood damaged areas. 


To donate to the storm relief effort, click the donate button and choose WHI general fund from the dropdown.

bridge out Chikwawa

2019 Cyclone Relief


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By Tom Gebhard

The Event

When Cyclone Idia passed over Africa, a lot of media attention was focused on the impacts of floods and winds on structures in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Malawi suffered flooding...


Dorothy Nicholas of

Shire Parish


Shire Parish is north of Blantyre and southwest of the Shire River, whose headwaters are Lake Malawi. It’s part of a plateau region above the Shire River valley. In earlier years, Dorothy was a great matron of the local...


The Mofolo Family of

Njovu Parish


On the second day of rain, the Rector, The Rev. Hamiza Adams, of Njovu (pronounced Joe-vuu) Parish began to get requests to open the church to allow refuge from the flooding. Permission was quickly granted by the Diocesan Office. Standing water...


Refugee Camps


A few refugee camps have been created by international relief agencies. Initially, they are helpful in supplying safe shelter, food, and medications. Their objective is to provide transitional aid so that the populations served do not become dependent on...


The Diocese of Southern Malawi Relief Efforts


The Diocese is focused on relocate, replant, rebuild on higher ground.


Seeds have been distributed in most areas, and second harvests are complete or nearly complete. In some areas, there may be a third crop planting. The second and third plantings will reduce the need...


Flood Survivors Who Are HIV Positive


Malawi has been devastated by AIDS and there are many rural flood survivors that are HIV positive who have lost their medications in the flood. Again, there are many different stories with some being able to get replacement medications with...


Pilgrimage Update

July 2019 

By Linda Gebhard


The 2019 pilgrims to Malawi visited Shire Parish. Upon arriving at the rectory and a wonderful greeting by the women in the village, we walked to a nearby mud pit where brick making was well under way.

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