Madonna to Open Orphanage in Malawi

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Just in case you wanted to feel like you weren’t doing enough with your life: Madonna announced, via an interview in the docu-series ’American Revolutionaries: The Hitmakers,’ that she plans to open up an orphanage for children in Malawi.

In the interview the material girl said, “My short term goals are to build an orphan care center that will service and reach at least 1,000 children and I’m also actively involved in funding several orphanages that already exist.”

Madonna has a soft spot for the small African country, known for being one of the world’s least developed countries.  Malawi has a high incidence of HIV/AIDS among their population, a low life expectancy for adults, and a high infant mortality rate.

Two of Madonna’s four children were adopted from Malawi, her son David, and daughter Mercy.

Before her orphanage idea, Madonna had tried to build a $15 million school for girls in the country, unfortunately the school never came to fruition due to the mismanagement of funds at the charity in charge of the project.

Sometimes Madge, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself.  A pop star’s work  is never done.

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