STOP #1

MALAWI

Tell me a bit about Malawi?

Known as the ‘Warm Heart Of Africa’, Malawi is a small country in Sub-Saharan Africa, bordering Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia.

What you can help us do in Malawi:

MEET OUR LEADER THERE

ANNE ALANIZ

Anne was born into a poor family. She remembers sleeping head-to-toe in the same bed with her 7 siblings. An American missionary couple sponsored her elementary school education and she discovered she was VERY bright. Today she is a OBGYN surgeon and is providing others that same opportunity the American couple provided her. We believe in the power of hundreds of thousands more stories like Anne’s. 

“If someone thought all I needed was to be able to read and write, that’s what I would be. A girl who can read and write. Instead, I’m a doctor treating people. If you educate and help two or three people in each village and they come back and make a difference in their village, we could change the entire country one village at a time. If we give them opportunity and invest in their ideas for their own communities to life instead of donor ideas, we can make a difference that is truly transformative.”

MEET

Bazwell

Bazwell lost both of his parents to disease by the time he was nine. He and his siblings were divided between relatives and struggled to have enough food or clothes. He was brought into our care in the fifth grade and excelled through secondary school. In High School  he was a National Honor Society member, and earned scholarship to study abroad. His dream is to become a doctor, return to Malawi to help people like his parents heal and recover from the many preventable illnesses that affect poor Malawians.

We’re going to help him do that. Join us?

GO TO MALAWI FOR 90 SECONDS

YOUR INVITATION

For $50 per month, you can provide food, housing, and education for one child in Malawi.

This transformative care puts them on their path from injustice to influence. Click below to give now.

HOW WE WORK IN MALAWI

We rescue boys and girls from injustice and raise them to be men and women of influence through a 6-stage child development framework.

THE ARC TO INFLUENCE

Orphaned or abandoned girls and boys are brought by family members, community leaders, or social services. Others are brought from local hospitals after birth when mothers die in childbirth. We become their permanent home. Acquiring legal guardianship takes two to four weeks.

120 children live within 10 duplex homes in a village environment with a housemother to care for them. Each home has mixed ages so they live as siblings and the older look after the younger. The HIV rate is high so food and medical care are personalized for kids with special needs. Sunday services and Sunday school classes attend to their spiritual growth, and remote counseling is provided by a licensed child/family counselor for kids who need it.

Our onsite school provides pre-school, primary, and secondary education for 300 children. Our student to teacher ratio is 35: 1 compared to 110:1 in state schools. We pay fees to send high schoolers to private schools and colleges (42 of them as of Jan 2021). There is a sewing and tailoring program and tech lab on site so children can learn valuable commercial skills if they want to later start businesses. 

Children have regular access to speakers who share their injustice to influence stories and examples of children like them who have succeeded.  We bring community leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, and professionals to discuss their jobs. Children whose education we sponsor are asked to volunteer hours at Pothawira to teach others how to use their influence to help others.

The global Many Hopes community advises, guides, and opens doors to jobs, internships, further study, mentorship, and coaching for graduates embarking on their journeys to influence.

The global Many Hopes community donates their influence to open the doors (capital, expertise, employment, further study) for these young people.

“Malawians are hard workers, what they are lacking are opportunities. They have ideas, they have solutions to their own problems, but they lack opportunity. Corrupted governments, donor-driven programs that don’t effectively address community issues, and lack of access to basic needs of life like food, water, education and healthcare for the average Malawian in a village limit their potential.

Our solution is to provide access and opportunity to people in the villages who are largely a forgotten group of people. If you educate and help two or three people in each village and they come back and make a difference in their village, we could change the entire country, one village at a time. If we give them the opportunity and invest in their ideas for their own communities  instead of donor ideas, we can make a difference that is truly transformative.”

INVEST IN CHILDREN

The Family is a global community of givers who subscribe to provide rescue, housing, and education for a child every month of the year. Joining the Family is the highest impact way to support us.

Start your monthly subscription and help rescue and raise more children by being a member of the community we can count on.

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BOLIVIA

APRIL 2021 (COMING SOON)

GIVE IN STOCK

We’re able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt. This can be arranged from most brokerage accounts.

Please contact donations@manyhopes.org for more information on making a stock donation

GOVERNING BOARD

MAXINE FRIEDMAN – BOARD CHAIR

Senior Vice President Growth, Bionic Solution

A Silicon Valley native, Maxine Gisinger Friedman has over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic consulting, executive coaching, business development, and marketing at consulting, agency, startup, and Fortune 500 companies. Maxine is Principal and Founder of Maxine Ventures and plays an independent C-level growth and transformation partner role working with Chief Innovation, Strategy and R&D Officers of some of the world’s leading brands.

A sought-after thought leader on building growth capability strategies and systems at the enterprise level, Maxine also advises multiple startups and is an active angel investor. Prior, Maxine was on the co-founding leadership team of Bionic, an army of entrepreneurs that installs a Growth Operating System that creates a permanent, always-on capability for organic and inorganic growth. As SVP at Bionic, she built and led the Partner and Services team as well as led enterprise partnerships for brands including P&G, Nike, Anheuser-Busch and TD Ameritrade.

A seasoned entrepreneur, Maxine helped build multiple startups (Contently, Syncapse, Clickable, Brandimensions) and always played an early cofounding leadership team role. Maxine earned dual MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School and B.S. in Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Maxine and her family are currently based in the Hamptons after 20 years in NYC.

BECKY WELDAY – BOARD TREASURER

Becky grew up in Texas and graduated from Baylor University with degrees in Economics and Finance in 1990. A former credit analyst and commercial lender at Bank of America, Becky stopped working in order to stay home with children, Richard and Layne. She met her husband, Rick, at Baylor and got married shortly after graduation. The Weldays have lived all over the world including periods in Switzerland, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and all over Texas.

Her extra time is spent volunteering with churches and other organizations and she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

SUE VERITY – BOARD CLERK

Liberty Mutual, Director of Financial Analysis

Sue joined the board as clerk after volunteering with the Boston Many Hopes chapter for several years. She studied Business Administration at the University of Vermont and has an MBA from Boston College. She works as a Director of Financial Analysis at Liberty Mutual in Boston. Sue visited Many Hopes in Kenya and was thrilled to meet the girls and see the impact in person.

PATRICK MURPHY

President, John Hancock Financial Services

CEO, New York Life Retirement Plan Services

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Patrick has spent the past 25 years in the financial services industry helping companies and their employees achieve financial security. He is currently the President of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. Pat has also spent significant personal time as a coach and mentor, helping young people realize their potential on and off the athletic fields.

He became a believer in the Many Hopes mission after meeting Thomas for lunch in 2012. He was a private donor and helped with fundraising before joining the board.

DANIEL GRANT

Global Staffing Lead, Google Search and Assistant

Daniel joined Google in 2015, after a career in recruiting across the non-profit and education industries. At Google, Daniel initially managed five teams of recruiters, primarily supporting Software Engineering hiring in the Bay Area. Daniel then spent a year leading Google Cloud’s Americas Sales recruiting teams in a hyper growth market. For the past two years, Daniel has been the Global Staffing Lead role for Google Search and Assistant, leading all staffing efforts for all global hiring of these technical businesses.

Before Google, Daniel was the Vice President of National Alliances at Teach For America, based in new York City. With his experience serving under-privileged children in South Africa and Namibia, Daniel launched our Many Hopes New York Chapter and served as Regional Director for our first year in NYC. Daniel first visited Mudzini Kwetu in 2009 and fell in love with our vision for long term, transformative change through the lives of the girls he met there.

NELSON MILLS

Columbia Property Trust, President

Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate investment and financial services industries. He is responsible for overall strategy, operations, and financial performance of Columbia Property Trust, a $6 billion public real estate owner/operator. He also serves as a director on the Columbia Board. Prior to joining Columbia in 2010, he served for five years as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC, managing and advising a series of real estate investment funds.

Previous roles included CFO of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and Partner at KPMG LLP. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia. Nelson and his wife, Judy, live adjacent to Madison Square Park in New York City.

JOSEPH ZITO

(X)form Coaching and Consulting, Founder

Joseph is an Elite-Performance Strategist dedicated to transforming professional lives of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity into realities of clarity, control, calm, and continuous improvement. He previously spent 20 years in the corporate realm, serving as an operating executive in both early-stage startups (including two successful exits) and large global enterprises.

He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his amazing wife and their two incredible children.

JOSEPH MCKNIGHT

Blackstone Credit, Managing Director

Joseph McKnight focuses on mezzanine lending and private equity investments in the energy and power sectors.

Before joining Blackstone Credit, Mr. McKnight served as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on private equity and proprietary direct investments in power generation and renewable energy within the firm’s J. Aron commodity division. He previously worked as an Associate in the Natural Resources private-equity vertical at Apollo Management.

Mr. McKnight received a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with academic honors

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