Your Journey to Malawi is About to Begin

Welcome to Life in Malawi

Get ready to experience “The Warm Heart of Africa,” including local traditions, foods and music! Learn more about the joyful people of Malawi, many of whom must walk many miles to obtain clean and reliable water.

We will share our experiences working in Malawi and explain the dire need for water that can be obtained through Design Outreach LifePumps, an innovation that brings life-saving water to villages in Malawi and beyond.

Our goal for these events is to share our important work with as many people as possible, and to do it in a fun and meaningful way. We will share the goals of our new Malawi Field Office, and explain how you can get involved.

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Life in Malawi Tour Kits

After you commit to attend a Life in Malawi experience, check your mail for your Life in Malawi Tour Kit from Design Outreach! This interactive kit allows you to experience the incredible sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Malawi.

Each Tour Kit contains:

  • Malawian recipes and ingredients to make nsima (en-see-ma), a staple food of the country
  • A selection of Malawian tea & coffee
  • Design Outreach Junior Explorer Activity Books for the little ones in your life
  • Life in Malawi placemats
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To become a host or for more information, please contact Rhonda Davis-Comoretto at 614.946.7686 or rhondadc@doutreach.org.

What to Expect

Our Life in Malawi event is designed to be an immersive, interactive experience for all participants. Here is what you can expect prior to and during our experience together.

Before the Event

  1. Design Outreach will ship a Life in Malawi Tour Kit to you. Each kit contains everything needed to fully participate in the festivities in person or virtually.
  2. Next, check out the recipes included and attempt to make them! If you are short on time, at least try preparing nsima for the big event. Be prepared to share your nsima experience with us during our event!
  3. Share the Junior Explorer Activity Books with the children in your life.

During the Event

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  1. We will explore the flavors and sounds that are savored by the friendly, joyous members of a rural community, located in the Lower Shire River Valley of Malawi.
  2. We will share our experiences making nsima, and gain a better understanding of what life without clean and reliable water must be like.
  3. We will also have the opportunity to pray together, for the people of Malawi and for Design Outreach to be able to continue bringing life-saving water to them.
  4. A DO Tour Guide will lead, sharing the mission and vision of Design Outreach and the important work our Malawi Field Office is undertaking.
  5. Explore how we can help support our Malawi Field Office to change lives in Malawi.

To become a host or for more information, please contact Rhonda Davis-Comoretto at 614.946.7686 or rhondadc@doutreach.org.

Donate Now

There are two ways to give: donate by mail, or online. By donating online you can sign up to give every month for the best overall impact.

Printable Donation Cards

You can send a donation in support of the Malawi Field Office by printing the donation card (see button below), filling in the requested information, and mailing it to:

Design Outreach
224 W. Johnstown Rd.
Gahanna, OH 43230

PDF of CARDS

Online Donating

You can donate online by using your bank account, credit card, or PayPal in support of funding the Malawi Field Office as a one-time gift or as a monthly supporter by clicking on the link below:
DONATE TODAY

For questions about donating online or by mail, please contact Rhonda Davis-Comoretto at 614.946.7686 or rhondadc@doutreach.org.

Let's Get Social!

Share Your Volunteer Experience!

Let others know about your volunteer experience with us on your LinkedIn profile!
Click HERE for more info!

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Share Our Story!

Post the Design Outreach ‘Just Add Water’ video and share your excitement about our mission.
Click HERE to view and share.

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Create a Private Facebook Event

Post the Design Outreach ‘Just Add Water’ video and share your excitement about our mission.
Click HERE to view and share.

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Host Resources

Please download the following videos in advance of your event to avoid any WiFi issues. Be sure to save them on the computer or Smart TV you’ll use during your event. Just click on the "Vimeo" logo at the bottom right corner of the video. Then, on the Vimeo website, click the "Download" button just under the video on the right.

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From Dust to Water: A Miracle in Malawi
Communities in Malawi experience amazing results from having LifePumps™ installed.
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Experience Music from Malawi
Add authentic sounds to your event with this traditional Malawian soundtrack.
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Interested in Hosting Your Own Event?

We are looking for hosts to help spread the word about what DO is doing in Malawi. LIM events are a hands-on, interactive tour event for you, your family, and friends that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Here is how to host an event:

    1. Contact Rhonda Davis-Comoretto at 614.946.7686 or rhondadc@doutreach.org.
    2. Select your event date/time and decide if you want to host a virtual, hybrid, or in-person event.
    3. Invite guests to prepare for an unforgettable experience.
    4. Design Outreach will ship a Tour Kit to you and each of your guests. Each kit contains everything needed to fully participate in the festivities in-person or virtually.
    5. Prepare the recipes with the ingredients found inside your kit. The recipes provided are staple dishes in Malawi and cannot be made without water.
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6. Host guests, in-person or virtually, and sit back while your tour begins.