Tilinanu houses, educates, feeds and supports 34  girls. Tilinanu is primarily funded by an annual fundraiser  hosted by its Trustees and an event committee in Leicestershire in the UK. A wonderful event with bands, dancing, a three course meal, raffles and auction.

Please email for information on our next event.


We also have child sponsorship helping sponsor a child’s welfare, or education.

Read more about this HERE.


Tilinanu has invested in a house in Area 49 as value in the area is increasing. This is rented out and the income reduces the Tilinanu monthly budget by £160 per month.

Moving forward to sustainability

Tilinanu is a community based organization (CBO ) in Malawi.

Gift, Alice and Nina realised they could reach out to more people and so in 2014 they set up a sister charity ‘Love, Support Unite’ (L.S.U).  This is a separate charity in the U.K. and Malawi and as an NGO can operate beyond Area 49.

Love, Support Unite’ focuses on sustainability through sustainable feeding programs; planting;helping build a school for 600 and supporting families with family futures fund, supporting sustainable farming initiatives.

It runs 9 monthly medical outreaches; mother and infant health; 5 adult literacy centres and ‘Teach to Teach’ workshops.

L.S.U has also helped provide infrastructure for the “new castle” college next to Tilinanu. This college is run totally separate. It provides education for 150 students who pay a fee to gain  a Government recognised qualification.

20 % of the profits the institution makes after that fee, will be donated to Tilinanu after it is finished in  2020.

All girls at Tilinanu also receive a free scholarship to the college.

As LSU focus on sustainability and successful projects in Malawi their aim is that Tilinanu should also benefit from the programmes, as this is where the charity began and is at the center of the hearts of the founders.

So far  LSU has funded solar panels for the Orphanage, and a 30 acre farm.This farm aims to grow enough food to provide food in a country with food scarcity,not only  for the orphanage but also enough excess to sell which will in turn help cut the Tilinanu budget by 75% by 2020.