Helping Empower Girls and Women in Malawi

Girls selected for MoreThanAid High School Scholarships! – September 2017



Girls selected for MoreThanAid High School Scholarships! MoreThanAid Kapanda Scholarship Selection Committee (Nellie Harawa, Collence Msiska -Headmaster, and Pastor Alick Phiri) met on Sept 20,2017. They selected the girls that will receive MoreThanAid Scholarships at Kapanda.

The next step took place on Sept 25, 2017 when they invited the guardians of the girls to a meeting to offer the award.

Major milestone!




Bracelets for Sale- Helping Girls in Malawi to Fund for their Own Education


Bracelets for Sale in Aid for helping Girls in Malawi Fund for their Own Education. Malawi, Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world. MoreThanAid is helping women in business and helping girls fund their high school education. Bracelets are sold for $10 each, including GST.

For each bracelet sold $7 will go back to Malawi. Proceeds will go into a High School Scholarship Fund for Girls and the rest goes to Supporting Women Entrepreneurs.

The Women Entrepreneurs (also known as Womenpreneurs) are also responsible for making the bracelets which fund for the girls education. The dedicate their time making these bracelets so that they ensure that girls, their future generations are able to receive good quality education, which some of them may not have had access to.

Girls in Malawi Face Life Challenges which some of us in the “Developed World,” at times may take for granted. Such as the following;

  • Limited access to Electricity, which tends to go off on a regular basis in Malawi. Some of these girls back from background where it is a privilege to be able to afford electricity. In school they might also be confronted with the possibility of electricity going off, if they do not have power generators as a back system to ensure they can continue their studies/homework in the light
  • They may be confronted with having to contribute to the family from a very young age, too young for some of us in the “Western World,” to even consider for our own children.
  • Some girls may become pregnant earlier than expected, due to their economical and environmental circumstance.

Your contributions including Voluntary Action Matter because you are enabling some of the girls to achieve the following: 

  • Add more social value in their community based on education and entrepreneurship skills they will be able to access in the long term
  • The girls will continue being young girls as intended and to enjoy that experience until adulthood as opposed to becoming an adult earlier than intended.
  • You are contributing to ensuring that their years education is funded for,  which then leaves them to focus only on enjoying their education experience and to interact with other children. Rather than them having to take on manual labor jobs earlier on in their lives.
  • Most important of all some of the girls will eventually  be able to access Equal Opportunities in the workforce and to contribute to  greater causes beyond themselves

For the difference you are making, no matter how small it is making a significant difference in the girls lives.

We can never thank you enough for your continued support.

Reach out to Tim Barnes in Calgary. We can ship to you. Click Here Now!!! to Connect with up on Facebook.

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Update on the Progress of the Girls Education – Memory


Update on Memory. Memory was able to enroll into secondary (high school) this past September. This would not have been possible without your support in purchasing handmade brackets made in Malawi. Contact Tim Barnes if you are interested in helping.

We appreciate all your contributions to date. Please also feel free to share to with others who you believe might be able to contribute. Facebook 

One of the Ways You Can Contributing in Helping the Girls Fund for Their Own Education: One of the ways you have been able to help us to far, is by investing in the Bracelet below hand made by women in Malawi to help fund for the girls education. If you have not had the opportunity to contribute yet and would like to help. Do contact Tim Barnes by connecting with us via the Facebook Link Above.

Thank you in advance for the girls, women and MoreThanAid Team.

We wish you a prosperous New Year 2018



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11 young Malawi girls received MoreThanAid scholarships


11 young Malawi girls received MoreThanAid scholarships and are attending high school! You helped make this happen… you have made a powerful impact to the lives of these young girls. Thank you for supporting MoreThanAid.

A special thanks to Nellie Harawa​, Pastor Alick, Collence Msiska and Inez Mayall​. These incredible people facilitated the meetings, interviewed the girls and families and took care of the administrative activities.

“My wife and I are so moved by the compassion of people. Please share this post so more people can be given the possibility of making a difference.”  – Tim Barnes 

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Continuous Improvement Plan


As we move into year two we have developed a continuous improvement plan where we are looking for organizations that want to partner with MoreThanAid.  See the attached link for project details.


Thank you Rotary Club of Calgary

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Calgary Millennium​ for providing MoreThanAid the opportunity to tell our story of how we are helping girls and women in Malawi. We are looking forward to building a relationship with Rotary International​.

The #Rotary is an incredible organization that has been helping make the world a better place for over 100 years.


Tim Barnes (Founder)– Introduction of MoreThanAid

Documentary of MoreThanAid

Published on 21 Dec 2016

This is a documentary of MoreThanAid, which is a non profit organization helping empower girls and women in Malawi, Africa.

MoreThanAid is based on the principle of helping people help themselves. The current focus is helping girls get a high school education.

MoreThanAid was launched in Calgary, Canada in 2016.

If you want to support this cause please visit our site at Facebook  or email Tim Barnes at

This documentary was produced by Bright Light Films. Producer – Bright C. Makina. To learn more about Bright, you can connect with him via Facebook

MoreThanAid Brochure

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