Press Release


Tuesday, May 23rd, 12:00 pm

Our AIM Foundation: Catalyzing Change in Tongozala Village

Dunedin US – May 23rd 2023 / Our AIM Foundation /

Our AIM Foundation Malawi is celebrating its fourth anniversary of improving the lives of rural communities in Tongozala Village, Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mchinji District, Malawi.

Established in 2018, the non-profit organization, based in the United States, has been dedicated to empowering women and children in rural areas by providing them with vital resources and essential services.

Through their unwavering commitment, Our AIM Foundation has implemented numerous impactful projects in the village through the Holistic Community Center (HCC) constructed in Malawi four years ago. On the fourth anniversary, the teams reflect on the impact and all the continued work that remains to be done.

Many initiatives were implemented through the HCC including community-based free healthcare services, educational programs, women’s empowerment initiatives, water sanitation and hygiene efforts, vocational training, feeding programs, and adopt a child’s education expenses program. Before their intervention, the villagers in Tongozala and surrounding areas faced obstacles in accessing healthcare, education, and other essential resources. Poor health literacy and the consumption of unsafe water from open streams, rivers, and boreholes result in a high mortality rate.

A Holistic Approach

With the establishment of Our AIM Foundation, relief finally reached the villagers. The Our AIM team built a clinic, and a school, and initiated various projects that have significantly impacted the lives of rural communities in the Mchinji district and surrounding areas. Notably, the Holistic Community Center was established to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services such as primary care, preventive health education and screenings, specialty clinics, and mobile outreach to remote villages. Additionally, the center houses sports activities and playgrounds promoting holistic well-being in the community.

Among the critical initiatives implemented by Our AIM Foundation, one of them is the Women Empowerment project which aims to transform the lives of abandoned women and widows in the Tongozala village through vocational training in sewing. Equipped with valuable skills, these women can now generate income and support their families, reducing their reliance on others. The project has also bolstered their self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to take on significant roles within their community.

The WASH Project

Furthermore, the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project, focuses on providing safe and clean water to rural communities in Mchinji, Lilongwe, Dowa, and Chikwawa. Through the construction of borewells, the project has substantially improved the health of rural residents by reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, and cholera. The project has also fostered economic development by allowing women and children to engage in income-generating activities, leading to a reduction in poverty levels.

In 2022 the foundation became a recipient of the Global Water Award by the International Water Association at the World Water Congress in Denmark, Copenhagen.

Partnerships for Progress

Looking ahead, Our AIM Foundation is determined to continue its tireless efforts toward improving the lives of rural communities in Malawi. The organization aims to expand its vocational training program to reach more women and provide them with additional skills that will enable them to create sustainable businesses. The foundation also plans to construct more borewells in rural areas ensuring safe and clean water reaches more communities. Additionally, the foundation plans to continue its health services and wellness programs, with a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.

Our AIM Foundation has achieved remarkable success throughout its four years of operation in Malawi. Their projects have transformed the lives of rural communities by providing them with essential resources and services, enhancing their health, economic prospects, and overall well-being. While challenges persist, Our AIM Foundation’s unwavering dedication and the support received from our partners instill hope for a brighter future for rural communities in Malawi.