EXCITEMENT ABOUT PENCILS

By Richard Stephens | February 21, 2018

Organization Focuses on Schools Indianapolis, Indiana … The excitement with their year old organization was evident as Helen Humphrey and Claudia Smith described the vision for 10,000 Pencils, a non-profit group focused on sending school supplies to needy school children. Helen, a native of Johannesburg, and President of 10,000 Pencils, and Claudia Smith, a native…

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MOBILITY PROPELS TEEN ON ACADEMIC JOURNEY

By Richard Stephens | February 21, 2018

Shadreck Changes Course Shadreck Makombola was born in the village where he currently resides, Likhomo Village in Southern Malawi. As he neared the age of 5 the problem became more and more evident. By the age of 14 years of age, the boy’s body has become almost useless. Some concluded it was Muscular Dystrophy, while…

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HUNGER LOOMS AS DROUGHT DELAYS CROPS

By Richard Stephens | February 15, 2018

The role of community warehouses in ending food insecurity By Wilson Isaac Tembo Malawi’s Constitution states that access to and utilization of nutritionally adequate and safe food in the right quantities is a right of each individual (Food Security policy, Ministry of Agriculture, 2006). This emphasizes the importance of food to every human being. However,…

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HAILSTORM STRIKES DEDZA

By Richard Stephens | February 12, 2018

Renders Hundreds Destitute Dedza, Malawi … Tuesday January 2, 2018 was just another day, a day like any other in central Malawi. However, it changed as heavy rains and strong winds came in from the east. The wind and rain alone were customary for this time of year, but this was different. One victim reported…

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JOSEPH PROJECTS OFFER AWARENESS AND HOPE

By Malawi Project | February 6, 2018

Dowa East and Chandiwo Village, Malawi … For many Malawians this is the first time they have witnessed such large storage facilities in their villages, designed and built to store large amounts of maize for use during famine years. Malawi churches and local communities can now report success with both of the Joseph Projects who…

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CHIFUNIRO HAS AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

By Richard Stephens | January 4, 2018

Crawling Over Three Miles to School “His eyes are set on the future, and he has set the route to follow.” This is the way Wilson Tembo, of the Malawi Project, describes Chifuniro Joseph, a 14-year-old boy from Chikamana Village in the Balaka District of Malawi. A neighbor, who has watched him face his mobility…

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MOBILITY REACHES SABUBENI LENI

By Richard Stephens | December 12, 2017

Dzamba Village, Malawi … It is easy to remember Sabubeni Leni. He was in the audience in September when members of the Malawi Project’s board of directors accompanied Larry Vincent, an American missionary from Decatur, Alabama to Leni’s village quite close to the Zambian border. The story of meeting Salubeni appeared on the Malawi Project…

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CARPENTRY TOOLS LEAD TO PRODUCTIVE LIFE

By Richard Stephens | December 1, 2017

Unemployment Over the Top Thondwe Carpentry and Joinery – Zomba, Malawi… While Malawi has reduced its birth rate from 7+ children per family to 5.5 the per cent of the population under 24 years of age stands at a whooping 67.02%. With a medium age of 16.5 years, the number of young people dependent on…

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HIGHWAY HORROR

By Richard Stephens | November 28, 2017

Getting Home Before Dark Lilongwe, Malawi … While the people of impoverished Malawi own few cars there is an accident rate far out of proportion to its size. There are a number of factors, one of which is the careless disregard of many drivers for road safety and proper driving etiquette. Other factors also include…

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MDYANKHANDA ORPHAN CARE CENTER

By Richard Stephens | November 24, 2017

The Place Where Guinea Find Food Dwangwa, Malawi … The word “mdyankhanda” means, “The place where the guinea finds food,” and for 173 orphans in villages north of the Dwangwa Trading Center this center is where the children find hope, food and a future. Not only does this Community Based Development Association spread its wings…

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