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GoCorps is the on-ramp for recent college graduates to use their degree overseas for two years alongside long-term mission teams and projects. GoCorps removes the most common obstacles to global mid-term service by expediting the process, using one common application for multiple organizations and providing $5000 student loan forgiveness. Show Less
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Albania, Austria, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Malawi, Ukraine, United States of America
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We bring people together to help the oppressed.
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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God
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Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania
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The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons in Africa. We are a non-denominational, multinational service organization training African physicians to become general surgeons who are willing to remain in Africa to meet that need.
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Malawi has recently experienced increased heavy rainfall, irregular rain patterns, floods, droughts, and long dry spells.1 This greatly affects small farmers who live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihood.2 Malawi also has a Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to help develop policies to combat climate change.3 One important step that the government has taken to curb the extreme rate of climate change has been to issue a nationwide ban on the distribution of plastics.4 This will cut down on waste that negatively affects the environment.5

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1 http://www.actionaidusa.org/malawi/stories/climate-change-malawi
2 Ibid
3 http://www.nccpmw.org/
4-5 Ibid
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Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Lesotho
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Geography

Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique
Area

Total 118,484 sq km
Land 94,080 sq km
Water 24,404 sq km

Climate

sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)
Natural Resources

limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations

Demographics

Nationality
Malawian
Population
16,777,547 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Landlocked Malawi ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries. The economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Agriculture, which has benefited from fertilizer subsidies since 2006, accounts for one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues. The performance of the tobacco sector is key to short-term growth as tobacco accounts for more than half of exports. The economy depends on substantial inflows of economic assistance from the IMF, the World Bank, and individual donor nations. In 2006, Malawi was approved for relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) ...See More program. In December 2007, the US granted Malawi eligibility status to receive financial support within the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) initiative. The government faces many challenges including developing a market economy, improving educational facilities, facing up to environmental problems, dealing with the rapidly growing problem of HIV/AIDS, and satisfying foreign donors that fiscal discipline is being tightened. Since 2005 President BANDA'S government has exhibited improved financial discipline under the guidance of Finance Minister Goodall GONDWE and signed a three year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility worth $56 million with the IMF. The government has announced infrastructure projects that could yield improvements, such as a new oil pipeline for better fuel access, and the potential for a waterway link through Mozambican rivers to the ocean for better transportation options. Since 2009, however, Malawi has experienced some setbacks, including a general shortage of foreign exchange, which has damaged its ability to pay for imports, and fuel shortages that hinder transportation and productivity. Investment fell 23% in 2009, and continued to decline in 2010. The government has failed to address barriers to investment such as unreliable power, water shortages, poor telecommunications infrastructure, and the high costs of services. Donors, who provided an average of 36% of government revenue in the past five years, suspended general budget support for Malawi in 2011 due to a negative IMF review and governance issues. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$14.5 billion (2012 est.); $14.23 billion (2011 est.); $13.64 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

7.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 9.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 15.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts; cattle, goats
Industries

tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods