It was early 2002 and the nation of Malawi was suffering the most severe famine in over 50 years. The Malawi Project had been formed two years earlier and was facing limited resources. Project members had already made a major commitment to helping build a hospital complex north of the capital. With a relatively new…Read More
Lilongwe, Malawi … In many ways, Malawi is moving rapidly into the modern world of commerce. In other ways, however, the nation still reflects its African roots, isolated from the rest of the world. Today’s visitors will be surprised to find almost no chain stores from outside the continent. There are no Kroger, Target, Kohl,…Read More
by Johnthan Ngoma, MD Internal MedicineHospital DirectorKamuzu Central HospitalLilongwe, Malawi Since the outbreak of COVID-19 health systems worldwide have been overwhelmed. In Malawi, (a very poor country in the southern part of Africa), the devastation has been even more intense. Malawi has a very poor health system with the following problems: High illiteracy levels…Read More
It is not often that two organizations, chartered in two different parts of the world, formed by members of two different nationalities, can create a working relationship that is nearly seamless in its execution. However, this is what has taken place between the Malawi Project in the U.S. and Action for Progress in Malawi. The Malawi Project was formed in the…Read More
0-14 years: 45.87% (male 4,843,107/female 4,878,983) = 9,722,090 15-24 years: 20.51% (male 2,151,417/female 2,195,939) = 4,347,356 25-54 years: 27.96% (male 2,944,936/female 2,982,195) = 5,927,131 55-64 years: 2.98% (male 303,803/female 328,092) = 631,895 65 years and over: 2.68% (male 249,219/female 318,938) = 568,157 Pictured are a portion of the 5,000 orphan children gathered at the Mponela Trading Center a few years ago to receive food during the intense famine.Read More
Sankhani Primary School, Malawi … The Sankhani School has 1,335 students and is located just east of the Action for Progress distribution center west of Lilongwe. Each day children see the trucks coming and going, delivering needed supplies free to hospitals, clinics, prisons, schools, churches, and community groups all over the nation. These are supplies…Read More
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Frequently people ask how they can help the people of Malawi when they have limited funds. Here is something one can do on a limited budget: share our stories. Every article has a set of sharing icons at the bottom of the page.
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