Welcome to African Vision Malawi

(formerly known as The Landirani Trust)

Our vision...

to see a "healthy, educated and self-sufficient community in Malawi".

The people of Malawi want to help themselves.

Since 2005 African Vision Malawi has been helping children & vulnerable people in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world.

We can empower them to become self-sufficient and independent.

Donate now to help us help children & vulnerable people in Malawi.


What we do

Sams VillageSams Village

Sam's Village

Sam’s Training Village is a self-sustaining training village, built on a 17-acre site. The objective is to support a move away from hand-outs and to train thousands of local people out of poverty.

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11% of children die before reaching their 5th birthday.
50% of under 5's deaths are due to Malaria.
11% of Malawians are living with HIV/AIDS.

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We have 12 centres supporting the under-5's and support pupils in Primary, Secondary and Further Education, typically 40 secondary and 20 university students at any given time.

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Water & Sanitation

Today, many of Malawi’s poorest and most marginalised people don’t have clean water to drink, decent toilets or good hygiene. Without these basics, we cannot begin to help them with better education, health and self-sufficiency.

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Our immune systems depend on good nutrition. In Malawi people depend on their maize harvest to the exclusion of many highly-nutritious foods. Deforestation on a massive scale leads to Malawi losing about 300km2 of forest land every year.

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Celebrate & Give

Most fundraising comes from personal donations. You can help us through regular monthly giving; leaving a legacy; pledging gifts from a birthday; or running a fundraising event. Please consider one or more of these as it’s so easy to help.

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Latest news

Our latest Newsletter is now available and can be read or downloaded here.

Do have a look at our Shop: Gifts and present ideas in abundance!

We are now looking at getting our annual Malawi bike rides back on track. The first will be in September 2022, do get in touch if you want to know more, details below.

With most of our Fundraising cut back this year, do consider supporting us by a small standing order. We have reduced most of our field activities so that we can minimise the effect on our staff and the most vulnerable, but do please help if you can by donating above. Thank you!

More about our our Upcoming Events here ..

Winter 2021 NewsletterWinter 2021 Newsletter

Winter 2021/2 Newsletter

Our new Winter Newsletter is now out and contains articles on Sam's Village, our Health programmes and an introduction to Marie Brown, our new country manager who has lived in Malawi for the last 3 years, and been with us since May.

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Sam's VillageSam's Village

Sam’s Village open for business!

This amazing eco earth-built village, fully booked since 2018 with UNESCO/EU sponsored training is now open for business from 2022. Many organisations are looking for a way to have conferences in an inspiring area at a very low cost.

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Retreat to the farmRetreat to the farm

Retreat to the Farm

2022 takes you to France for Yoga and Mindful Stargazing in August (Covid permitting) Followed by more retreats: Yoga, Mindfulness; Breakthrough to Zen; Recharge and Unwind; Reconnect, Rewind, Restore … or try more than one!

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Indulgence Day 2022

Dates: 17th May, 2022 at 09:00 to 17:00

Come and join us on Saturday 17th May in our beautiful garden, for a wonderful selection of treats and indulgences!

Pedal Power Malawi - Sept 2022

Dates: 12th September to 29th September, 2022

You may have heard about our amazing sponsored bike rides through Malawi over the last few years. Do join us later this year?