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According to the International Monetary Fund, “Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with 50.7 percent of the population living below the poverty line and 25 percent living in extreme poverty.”

PROBLEMS WITH DIFFICULT SOLUTIONS

By Malawi Project | January 14, 2021

Roadblocks to Progress Lilongwe, Malawi … Many well-intentioned people see the extreme poverty in emerging nations and believe a simple solution exists. All it takes, they conclude, is sufficient funding. This nagging problem will dissolve if enough money is raised. After all, that has been the answer to many problems in the west! But, in…

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A NATION WALKING … AT LEAST FOR SOME!

By Malawi Project | January 7, 2021

Mbeya Village, Malawi … “I remember when we first arrived in Malawi two things that were most amazing to me,” observes Richard Stephens, a co-founder of the Malawi Project.  “One was the bamboo huts that constituted the homes of most of the village population, and second was the number of people walking. I later learned the average…

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OPPORTUNITY IN THE WALMART AISLE

By Malawi Project | December 17, 2020

Chicago, Illinois … The December morning was cold, overcast, and near freezing with the possibility of icing on the roadway. In spite of these conditions, the cars left southern Wisconsin and central Indiana in order to meet south of Chicago and transfer large bags filled with supplies for Malawi.  The bags included over 150 back-packs for…

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IMPRESSIVE GATHERING, OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

By Malawi Project | December 9, 2020

Lilongwe, Malawi … “I experienced an overwhelming shock when I saw patient after patient-facing infections from contamination in the very medical facilities they had entered for relief,” observes Suzi Stephens RN, the Malawi Project’s Medical Director. She recalls her 1993 exposure to Malawi’s medical situation, “I saw conditions that were often worse than those that had caused…

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RAIN, AS USUAL, BUT A WONDERFUL CHALLENGE

By Malawi Project | November 30, 2020

Lilongwe, Malawi — “A MORNING SHOWER”, “THUNDERSTORMS”, “MORNING RAINS”, “SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON”, “POSSIBLE STORMS”, “CLOUDY”, “RAIN”, … It’s that time of year in Malawi with rain predicted almost daily. Even I could be a reliable weather forecaster! For the next 5 months travel away from the main paved roads can be hazardous and should…

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IMAGINE CARRYING 39,000 LBS

By Malawi Project | November 25, 2020

Lilongwe, Malawi … Imagine having to carry a trailer load of boxes totaling 39,000 pounds through the mud. Then imagine doing it in less than 2 hours. Thirty-Nine Thousand pounds is the total weight in many of the shipping containers going to Malawi. Two hours is the length of time the shipping firm allows for…

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MISSING THE TARGET

By Malawi Project | November 20, 2020

Early this year we were confident that by now we would be showing you pictures of the wall nearly complete to protect the distribution center for Action for Progress/Malawi Project in Lilongwe. After all, the goal for this year was far less than the lofty goal last year of buying the land and constructing the…

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HUNGER WON’T VISIT ME TODAY

By Malawi Project | November 5, 2020

Food For Lexina Stefano Hunger is once again knocking on the doors of many Malawians. Earlier in the year, the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee estimated, “Hunger is threatening over 2.6 million Malawians in 2020/2021 consumption year. Of this number 2 million are in rural areas and 600 thousand in urban areas. It is estimated 56,000…

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LESSONS FROM HIS YOUTH

By Malawi Project | October 15, 2020

Kasalika Repeats What He Observed  Griven Kasalika was born to a well-known family in Mponela, the Kasalika family. His grandfather was a highly respected preacher who established more than 225 congregations in his lifetime and would be the person Griven would aspire to imitate. His grandmother was well known for her community service to those…

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THOSE GRATIFYING MOMENTS

By Malawi Project | October 9, 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lilongwe Malawi … There are those moments when it seems the load is too big, the mountain too steep, the need too intense. The work looks daunting and the hours too few. One sits down and contemplates the road ahead, wondering if the next bend will bring more resources, more assistance, more…

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