Orphans in Africa need your help. Tax-deductible




Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Over half of its estimated population of 20 million lives below the poverty line.  It is landlocked and bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique. It was a former British colony until it won its independence in 1964. 

A large proportion of Malawian children must grow up in the absence of one or both birth parents. The Aids epidemic has devasted local communities and created a humanitarian crisis. In all, nearly one-fifth (18 percent) of children aged 0-14 years of age, 937,000 children in absolute terms, are either “single” (i.e., one parent deceased) or“double” (i.e., both parents deceased) orphans. Orphaned children are often taken in by their extended family in their local village. The children often lack proper nutrition, and shelter, have insufficient parental care, very limited access to education and healthcare, and are at an increased risk of exploitation and abuse. COVID-19, global warming, floods, and inflation have exacerbated the problems for everyone, especially orphans, and are ever-worsening. The number of orphaned children is growing, and we need to be ready.

The government of Malawi doesn’t allow Orphanages in the traditional sense.  It falls on private citizens to create what is known as “Orphan Centers” to provide resources for orphans. But the people have no money. The government will only license an Orphan Center if it can be proven that it is self-sufficient and doesn’t burden the local government. To satisfy this requirement our nonprofit, Preparations Now, bought land and began construction on two 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouses (on the same lot) in the city, to rent to people who work there. We were then approved for the Orphan Center. Our land purchase for the Orphan Center is in the village outside of town. One townhouse is completed and rented out. The other is 95% complete. At present we are providing for 18 orphans in the village outside Blantyre, Malawi including the village of Nkhotakota, which is 374 Km, or 235 miles north of Blantyre. It is a 5:30-hour drive between the two. We also help support orphans in Johannesburg, South Africa (approximately 26 children, between the ages of 1 year to 6 years old).

Preparations Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, working for social justice and racial equality worldwide. All contributions to Preparations Now are tax deductible in the US as allowed by law.

Through the efforts of our board of directors, small staff, and little overhead, you can be sure that every penny is put to work and your dollar makes more of a difference! All our board members and staff in the U.S. and Africa are volunteers and receive no salaries or pay whatsoever. Our office space is donated.

Please partner with us and open your heart to donate. No amount is too small or too large. We are a government-approved 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization in good standing with the U.S. government, California Attorney General, and the IRS. 100% of your contributions go for the benefit of the intended recipients. Any extra will go toward expanding our support to orphans, battered women, and others in dire circumstances, plus paying down the debt incurred for the land purchase and construction of the townhouses.  

Education is the key to long-term solutions. If we strive to PREPARE our youth today for the upcoming future, we can concretely build a solid beginning for our world’s children, NOW!

It is a miracle to be able to live, breathe, and walk the earth. Let’s share this great gift with future generations who need it most. Everyone deserves to live a life of dignity.

Thank you. 
Sincerely, Board of directors at Preparations Now
Our website: PreparationsNow.org
EIN: 85-4086803

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