Madonna, the queen of pop music. An Icon. She’s the ultimate symbol of sex and feminism. She’s made famous by songs such as “Like a Virgin,” “Vogue,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” and one of my favorites, “Music.” The best quality Madonna possesses is her kind and giving heart. In 2006, Madonna and Michael Berg founded “Raising Malawi,” a non-profit organization that strives to end poverty and hunger in Malawi.
Unfortunately, Madonna has also faced much criticism over her organization. She was audited by the Global Philanthropy Group who questioned where the profits were going. The foundation ended in 2010.
Mission Statement: Since 2006, Raising Malawi has been dedicated to bringing an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s one million orphans. Co-founded by Madonna and Michael Berg, Raising Malawi uses a community-based approach to provide immediate direct physical assistance, create long-term sustainability, support education and psycho-social programs, and build public awareness through multimedia and worldwide volunteer efforts.
As a part of its activities, Raising Malawi works to distribute financial support that will help community-based organizations provide vulnerable children with nutritious food, proper clothing, secure shelter, formal education, targeted medical care, and emotional support. We believe in empowering the smartest and most caring of those people, the ones who understand the challenges and the solutions.
Raising Malawai helps provide food and shelter, as well as education for the Malawi youth.
Though she’s been facing a lot of backlash, Madonna hasn’t given up efforts to donate her time and money helping others around the world.
Please visit http://www.raisingmalawi.org/ to donate and help raise awareness!