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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Health Systems, Health, Human Services, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Amhi is a grassroots organization whose mission is to work towards improved maternal and child health in malawi by spreading the word at home and funding their sister non-profit in malawi. Chimwemwe mu'bereki is the malawian sister ogranization founded to carry out the work in malawi. Amhi exists with the core knowledge that the lives of all women and children are precious. They are the center of everything we do. The ultimate goal is not a statistical change but the evolution of an environment in which women are free to experience and appreciate the birth process and motherhood as one of the great joys of human existence.

Programs: Baby care program the baby care program identifies the most vulnerable infants(orphans, multiples, preemies) immediately after birth and provides supportive home based care. For orphaned newborns cu provides formula and teaches relatives how to prepare it safely. Cu visits the baby regularly to monitor her growth and development. Other children in the home who may need extra support are also identified. And, when problems threatening the children's well-being are identified, cu works with families and communities to find solutions.

mother care program women who are seriously ill during the time of their delivery require extra support during the period following the birth. When such women are identified, cu conducts home visits and assists these women with a few basic necessities.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I'm a midwife in the United States and had the pleasure of working with the midwife-founder of AMHI when she was a student. Her commitment and enthusiasm are inspiring. A mutual friend and colleague has been to Malawi to see the work firsthand that AMHI is doing and could not say enough positive things about it. It's always on my annual donation list!



Rating: 5

I was unaware of AMHI's valuable work on behalf of Malawian women until a couple of years ago,when I started dating a board member. I now count myself among AMHI's donors because I believe the organization supports services no one else provides.

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Rating: 5

I had a challenging pregnancy and delivery and while I was on bedrest I had the priviledge of learning more about the African Mothers Health Initiative. This non-profit inspired me to be thankful for what I had surrounding me in my situation, but it also brought awareness to both me and me family, that my tough moments pale in comparison to what the African Mothers Health Initiative deals with on a regular basis. Due to the local environment in Malawi, access to technology, and healthcare costs, the mortality rate of both infants and their mothers is extremely high after birth. African Mothers Health initiative works hard to better the chances of survival by primarily raising money to supply formula as well as doctors and nurses to these families. For example, right now they have one nurse covering more than 100 babies and do not have adequate transportation. They desperately need funds for more staff as well as a better vehicle in order to quickly provide more care. There are few, if any, organizations like the African Mothers Health Initiative, addressing these specific problems. I was personally moved with the interactions I had with the genuine people managing the non-profit. Additionally, I was touched by the many stories of how mothers and their babies could really have a much better chance at life because of what the African Mothers Initiative offers.

Review from Guidestar