Y-Malawi/Y-Africa

Opening People's Hearts to Change

aka Y-Malawi   |   La Verne, CA   |  http://www.Y-Malawi.org

Mission

To bring people together in community with each other and with God to see His purpose for our lives fulfilled. These connections between churches, individuals, and the people of Malawi become workshops where hearts are opened, and change begins.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Larry Hall

Main address

2105 Foothill Blvd. Suite B312

La Verne, CA 91750 USA

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EIN

20-3788576

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Christian (X20)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Malawi is one of, if not the poorest nation in the world. Unemployment, food security, ritual practices, unsafe living conditions are a way of life for those in the village. These people need a path forward, an option to change, they need hope.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nkhoma/Chilenje Malawi

Providing development for the communities of Nkhoma and Chilenje in Malawi, Africa. Working to share the gospel, provide food and water security, fight child marriage, Malaria, death during childbirth, HIV/Aids. Promoting vocational skills, education, and growth from within,

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people

Sharing the gospel message, bringing hygiene, sanitation, food and water security. Fighting child marriage, Malaria, death at childbirth and HIV/Aids. Promotion of literacy, vocational skills, education and knowledge of finance.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people

This sponsorship program empowers the women and girls of Malawi to help end child marriage and domestic abuse while providing vocational training, health/nutrition advancements and provision of basic needs.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Children attending Kids Clubs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Kids Clubs provide an opportunity for children to come together for a time of play, encouragement and learning about the gospel.

Number of youth in Youth Clubs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth in Malawi are ages 13 - 35. Youth Clubs provide encouragement, Bible study, marriage counseling, vocational training and business support.

Number of people in Chief's Bible studies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In a tribal culture, the Chief leads the community. These Bible studies set the course for the community. They also provide training like HIV/Aids, farming practice, and health and nutrition.

Number of girls staying in school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The empowerment program for women and girls was initiated in 2017. The impact has been felt already with more than 250 girls making a decision to return to school. Some after early marriage.

Girls removed from child marriages

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

The empowerment program for women and girls was initiated in 2017. Already some amazing results have occurred, this includes the rescue of more than 150 girls from child marriage.

Number of active church partnerships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The first Church Empowerment Zone was established in 2018. Churches come together regardless of denomination to learn about doctrine and accomplish community projects that help the vulnerable.

Number of bibles requested and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bibles are a cherished possession in the villages of Malawi. To own one is special.

Number of churches planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to plant at least one new church each year within the church empowerment zone established.

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our ultimate goal is to share the love of God with people who do not know God loves then. This metric represents the number of lives that have been touched through this work.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To bring people together in community with each other and with God to see His purpose for our lives fulfilled. These connections between churches, individuals, and the people of Malawi become workshops where hearts are opened, and change begins.

The people of Malawi face hardships every day that few Americans can understand.

• Average wage of $1 per hour
• 80% unemployment, most survive by gardening a plot of less than 1 acre
• 8% of homes have a toilet
• 2% of people own a car
• 14% of men have graduated high school
• 50% of women married before age 18
• Average woman has 6 children

Americans face different challenges that few Malawians can understand.

• Rank among the highest in the world for hours spent at work
• Rank among the highest in the world for depression
• Rank among the highest rates in the world for anxiety
• Rank among the highest rates in the world for drug and alcohol abuse


Our passion is bringing these two groups together through Vision Trips. To learn from each other. To form relationships. To share experiences. To share faith. To solve problems and dream dreams. These experiences can be life changing on both sides of the ocean.

The local village church, with support from local Y-Malawi partners, is the vehicle changing lives and hearts. Vision trips to Malawi are the roads that lead us to experience a deeper faith. Sponsorships are the fuel powering the vehicle.

• Implement initiatives in an area where a majority of the people follow Islam, where poverty is severe, and development is low.
• Educate the local village pastor and church in sound Biblical doctrine and the role of the church in community development.
• Invest in Malawi by partnering with local ministry organizations with proven success to come along side and support the village church.
• Further develop communities by empowering women and girls.
• Fund the above through a sponsorship program for women and girls.
• Improve marketing and social media tools to create a solid brand.
• Create a technology infrastructure that can accommodate and support both the sponsorship program and robust social-media initiatives.

Over the past 10 years nearly 1,000 have shared the experience of visiting Malawi. Many have returned several times.

In Malawi, primary partners include several local organizations

1) World Relief Malawi
2) Fisthers, Trainers, and Senders
3) Chiefs Ministry
4) Youth Ministry
5) Ebenezer School
6) Nkhoma Hospital
7) World Vision, Malawi

• 3,980 children attending Kids Clubs
• 4,300 in Youth Clubs
• 2,300 children in after school tutoring called Reading Corners
• 3,598 in adult Bible Studies
• 675 learning about finance in Savings and Loan Circles
• 278 graduates in adult literacy programs
• 20 new preschools established with almost 1,500 attending
• 70 Pastors and 230 church leaders have completed basic doctrinal education
• 56 community development projects started by local churches
• 35 graduates from the new Vocational Training Center, 30 more enrolled
• 378 girls rescued from childhood marriage
• 330 older women, widows, girls and orphans sponsored to date

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Y-Malawi/Y-Africa

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Phil Jemmett

Y Malawi

Term: 2014 - 2021

John Crotts

No Affiliation

Rick Teague

Sheryl France Moran

San Clemente Presbyterian Church

Rebecca Rodriguez

Whittier Area Community Church

Mark Carbonne

Nora Comelli

Whittier Area Community Church

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/23/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/23/2019

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.