Orfund is a Christian charity based in Poole which helps to meet the needs of children and young people in Dedza in southern Malawi who have no parents - or only one parent or relative who is unable to care for them. We do this by raising money which we send to our partners who look after, or educate children and young people with the money which we raise on their behalf. 

Orfund currently supports up to 30 children who live at, or receive support from, the Molima Family Home. We are also supporting two former residents who are undertaking apprenticeships in mechanics in the capital, Lilongwe, about 50 miles away. We also support local schools in Dedza because it's important that children acquire the skills they need to be able to live independently as adults.

                            Our support for them encourages

                                  them to support each other

Orfund provides the money to cover the cost of looking after the children at Molima. We also pay for the schooling and college fees of any of the young people who are in further education. At the moment we are able to send just over £25 per month for each of the children at Molima. There is however so much more that we could do to improve the health, well-being and life opportunities of the children. We have money set aside for improvements and new developments but we need more donations from sponsors to be able to support these year on year.

Children at Molima Family Home with some new bikes that we bought for them in June 2016.

We welcome financial sponsorship in many different ways. Regular monthly donations; one-off gifts; the proceeds from fund-raising events; and legacies. You can choose to  sponsor a child, or simply contribute to our general fund. Every penny counts. For more details about sponsoring or donating please see our "How to Support Orfund Page" or if you've already decided that you would like to support our work by making a donation or setting up a regular Standing Order you can access our form if you Click Here

                                              You can make a difference......

                        to him and so many other children just like him


Orfund may be a small charity but we believe we can achieve a great deal particularly by working in partnership with other organisations which have similar values and objectives as us. We have recently established links with another UK charity, the Norwich-Dedza Partnership, which works with us to improve educational opportunities for the children in Dedza. We have also liaise with a Christian group in Washington DC which also helps to improve facilities for the chilren at Molima.

For more information about our work click on the "NEWS" link at the top of the page.


­­               Orfund is a registered UK charity. Charity Commission No. 289546