The King of Mann's Malawi Missions Project Promotes Special Group of Volunteers

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King David of the Isle of Man uses his Malawi Missions Project to support the efforts of volunteers working for the charitable organization, Kwaze-Kwasa, a non-profit featuring the work of African artists with proceeds benefiting sub-Saharan AIDS orphans.

There are over one million orphans living in Malawi today. The vast majority of these orphans have been left parent-less by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This situation is the same throughout most of the sub-Saharan region of Africa where HIV/AIDS continues to ravage the population.

In addition, Malawi is facing its worst famine in over 50 years. Over 70 percent of the 6 million Malawians that live below the poverty line are in constant danger of starvation. More than a third of the working population is infected with HIV/AIDS. Child mortality is more than 10% for every 1,000 children.

Recognizing the dire situation across the sub-Saharan region of Africa, King David of the Isle of Man (King of Mann) has created the Malawi Missions Project. Designed to generate greater attention and bring crucial support to this part of the world, the King of Mann is starting to endorse a number of different charitable organizations through his Malawi Missions Project that are helping to make a positive difference.

One such organization is Kwaze-Kwasa [USA] Inc., A Registered U.S. non-profit public charity 501(c)(3), staffed by volunteers, all of Kwaze-Kwasa's items offered are hand made and one is buying direct from traditional African crafters (about 200 artists and artisans) in the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Kwaze-Kwasa's mission is to support impoverished African communities in their daily struggle with HIV/AIDS and poverty by working to eradicate them through sustainable income generation rather than just handouts. 100% of the net profits from the sale of the products (from the sustainable employment programs) fund grass roots community AIDS related projects.

Executive Director and COO, Robert Bruin, states, "When we are gone, we want it said that when we saw millions suffering, millions more at risk, millions more orphaned, and a whole continent in danger of dying; we stood up and did our best to bring hope and support! If each of us cares for one other person this human crisis can be reversed!"

King David's Malawi Missions Project is the focus of his official MySpace page at and the King of Mann's official website at "One will find prominently featured links to Kwaze-Kwasa's Ebay auctions featuring all kinds of wonderfully crafted and authentic African art and jewelry," says King David. "Everyone is thinking of giving gifts at this time of year and I can't think of anything better than to give a gift that has so much meaning and offers so much support."

The King of Mann's official MySpace presence has attracted the support of many celebrity friends and the support of his royal cousins, Princes William and Harry. Among the celebrity friends featured are Madonna, Sting, Elton John, U2, James Blunt, Tom Hanks, Sean Connery and Robert De Niro. "The spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined us with his support as well," said King David. "I want to personally thank all of the support we are getting. It is very much appreciated."

To offer your support, please visit King David of the Isle of Man's MySpace page at or visit Kwaze-Kwasa at


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