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BUDGET TRIPLES FOR DEVELOPMENT

By Malawi Project | March 19, 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana … At a recent meeting of the Malawi Project’s Board of Directors, Suzi Stephens and Jim Messenger listen intently as a budget is proposed for 2019 that will be triple what the budget was for 2018. The reason is the development and construction of a major headquarters hub and distribution center in Lilongwe,…

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NEWS ALERT: DEVASTATING FLOODS TAKE OUT LIVES, HOMES AND POWER

By Malawi Project | March 14, 2019

I write with a heavy heart to share news of devastating floods in Malawi. As of 9th March, 23 people had lost lives with 11 others reported missing. This has been as a result of continuous rainfall that lasted for 5 days. Those who died or are missing have either been washed away in the…

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CRAWLING NEAR DEATH’S DOOR

By Malawi Project | March 12, 2019

With Wilson Tembo’s return to the capital to head up Action for Progress, it was quite evident how much Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe had changed in the eight years he had been in the southern region. While Wilson is originally from a village north of the city, he had been working in and around…

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LAND DEVELOPMENT BEGINS

By Malawi Project | March 7, 2019

Lilongwe, Malawi … With the rain clouds threatening the plush, green landscape with another day of torrential rain the workers with the big orange truck owned by Gimm Holdings PVT Limited set out to drill a borehole (water well) on the land that will house AfP operations.   Acquired in October 2018 by Action for…

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SHE IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

By Malawi Project | March 5, 2019

Macheka Village, Malawi … In a land where water never freezes, snow is seldom seen, and few will ever experience an ocean gale in icy weather, Wilson Tembo’s explanation of the plight of 19-year-old Patuma Mbwana, is an interesting way to define the situation. “She is the tip of the iceberg,” he says, and somehow,…

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NETFLIX FEATURES MALAWI 14-YEAR-OLD

By Malawi Project | March 1, 2019

Kasungu, Malawi … The rains had been timely and plentiful, and a bumper crop was predicted. The World Bank read the indicators and saw an opportune moment to call on Malawi to reduce its debt to the World community. In order to make the required payments, it was necessary to sell a large portion of…

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A GIRL YOU WILL NEVER MEET

By Malawi Project | February 26, 2019

You will never meet her. In fact, you will probably spend less than a minute viewing this picture of Valentine Waiti, a teenage girl from Malawi. You will never know her family, nor step inside the village in which she lives. You will never hear her voice, meet her siblings, or see her classmates in…

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What is 137 feet long, 72.18 feet wide, and 19.69 feet high?

By Richard Stephens | February 19, 2019

Let’s see, step one, step two, step three, step four. Wow, 137 feet is a pretty good distance. So is 72 feet wide, and obviously, nearly 20 feet in height is a lot higher than one can jump. Give up? Well, that is the size Action for Progress is proposing for the new distribution hub…

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BOONE COUNTY SCHOOLS BOOK DONATION

By Malawi Project | February 12, 2019

Lebanon, Indiana … The school year was barely underway when Jim Messenger, a board member for the Malawi Project, discussed the need in Malawi for textbooks and school supplies with his son-in-law, Lowell Miller, a teacher in the Lebanon, Indiana School System. Jim highlighted how schools in Malawi had few books, and often an entire…

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FROM SEED TO MARKET

By Malawi Project | February 5, 2019

Lilongwe, Malawi … As the Malawi Project assists agricultural co-ops, churches and village communities, each step toward independence is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. To plant ideas, wait for them to take root, then take the next step takes time. This is especially evident in the area of agriculture, where old patterns die hard, and new…

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