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Madonna’s Malawi Charity Not Under Investigation

05 Apr

Despite recent reports that Madonna‘s charity, Raising Malawi, is under investigation by the authorities, her rep. state exclusively that this isn’t the case.

The non-profit, co-founded in 2006 by the Material Girl and partner Michael Berg, aims to promote sustainability and provide valuable resources to the 2 million orphans in the African country.

madonna @ malawiWhile sources have reported that construction on a school being built by the organization has been halted while Raising Malawi is being investigated for mismanagement of funds, nothing could be further from the truth.

“In recent days a number of wild and totally false rumors about Madonna’s philanthropy — spread by bloggers and tabloids — have begun appearing on the Internet. As we have said previously, Raising Malawi is currently undergoing a series of positive changes in an effort to serve more children,” Madonna’s rep. said.

“Neither Madonna nor Raising Malawi is being investigated by the FBI or the IRS. It is unfortunate that people have chosen to say things about Raising Malawi and Madonna that are not true. Madonna remains committed and focused on what matters: helping the children of Malawi.”

In October, the singer-actress flew out to Malawi, where her children David and Mercy where born, to visit the Raising Malawi School for Girls.

The singer said of her passion for the project, “Research proves that young girls throughout the developing world are often left without opportunities to receive a comprehensive education and the benefits that education can provide. Our goal is to teach them to challenge themselves, serve their local communities and develop their country.”

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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in World News

 

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