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Winter in Malawi

Winter in Malawi

A Polish orthopedist, Karolina Siwicka has been working as a volunteer in hospital in Malawi since May, accompanied by her husband and two children. This is Karolina's second volunteer trip to a Malawian hospital. The doctor works in a hospital in Blantyre and her patients are mainly children. In addition to the many inconveniences, such as the lack of equipment and qualified personnel, the hospital is struggling with more mundane problems. One of them is low temperature - in the higher located regions it is currently around 11 degrees Celsius. Karolina's patients do not have warm clothes - it is common to use "chitenje", it is a rectangular piece of colorful sheet material thickness, 1.2 x 2 m, which women tie around the waist, but it is also used as a blanket, skirt, sling. This is the only protection against cold that is not enough for a malnourished child. As Karolina tells, for a lot of Malawian malnourished children, a cold night means they can not wake up anymore. Because the weak, cooled body gives up and the child dies.

Fortunately, our volunteer does not give up. We keep our fingers crossed for her and support as much as possible!

If you want to help Malawian children, transfer money to the account number: 62 1240 2294 1111 0000 3718 5444 with the note: Malawi