Malawi

Tili Tonse

The aim of Tili Tonse (Together as One) is to use football to improve the lives of homeless and excluded people, both male and female, aged 16 and above in Blantyre. The organisation works to offer them the opportunities to change their lives through the “school of football,” become positive role models, and engage in social enterprise to secure economic sustainability for themselves and for the project as a whole.

Participants

Vulnerable men and women aged between 16 and 25 years old

Locations

Four areas of Blantyre: Bangwe, Chigumula, Chilomoni, and Ndirande

Homelessness Statistics

90%
Of the population are estimated to live in informal slum housing (AIDP,2012)
100 000
People became homeless as a result of floods in 2015 (BBC, 2015)
11%
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
550 000
Children have been orphaned by AIDS which increases their chances of becoming homeless (IRIN News)

In 2015, Malawi was ranked the poorest country in the world with more than half of the population living below the poverty line (Nyasa Times).