Board of Directors Malawi

MCV, a Malawian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is financially supported by Malawi Children’s Village Foundation Inc. a USA 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The MCV NGO in Malawi is overseen by a local board of directors that was strengthened with new membership in 2011. Board members do not receive financial compensation of any kind.

Peter Barratt, Chair

Peter is the manager of Leopard Match, Ltd. – one of the largest companies in Malawi. He is also a leader of the Limbe Rotary. He’s been involved with MCV for years and brings a lot of business experience to the board.

Nelson Banda

Nelson is former manager of Nkopola Lodge and is now running his own Nyanja Eco Lodge near Koche, both down the road from MCV’s central campus.

Paul Jones

Paul is the director of Emmanuel International, a faith-based NGO in Zomba. He’s lived in Malawi for more than two decades and knows all the ins and outs of running an NGO in Malawi.

Henry Kangunga

Henry is a medical officer at the Anglican Hospital in Mangochi who lives in the MCV catchment area and is a long-time friend of the project.

Ruth Nighswander

Ruth Nighswander is Treasurer of Malawi Children’s Village, Inc. in the USA. She spends a month in Malawi every year. See the Board of Directors USA page for her full profile.

Karan Savjani

Karan grew up in Malawi until he was 11 and then went to England for school and university. He practiced as a Criminal Barrister for eight years before returning to Malawi in 2008. Karan now works in the insurance business and has various other interests. He is actively in Rotary and also serves on the board of Samaritan Trust and a school and club in Limbe. He is married with one son.

Tom Vitaglione

Tom  is President of Malawi Children’s Village, Inc. in the USA.  He spends a month in Malawi every year. See the Board of Directors USA page for his full profile.

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