Their web site refers to the three brothers, Brad, Cary and Dan Gutwein, as “Starry-Eyed Dreamers Who Are Passionate About Perfect Coffee” (https://www.coppermooncoffee.com/pages/our-journey ). While their dream of creating perfect coffee, through their family roastery in Lafayette, Indiana, the brothers from Copper Moon Coffee and their father, Elden, (who shares a similar passion), have been…Read More
Indianapolis, Indiana … “Cold-chills rushes over me as his name is read aloud,” Suzi remembers. The time was 2002 and Malawi was experiencing the worst famine in 50 years. “That cold feeling was not there because of the cold morning air. In fact, it had nothing to do with the weather. It had everything to…Read More
Indianapolis, Indiana … The web site notes that IKIO Lighting is a US-based manufacturer of LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial, Industrial, Horticulture, Multi-family residential/Hospitality and Hazardous Location applications, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China and UAE. For the Malawi Project the name IKIO signals a benevolent contributor offering to turn on,…Read More
Mthekeso Village, Malawi … Cars rush along the tarmac road, filled with laughing tourists, excited they will soon experience sandy beaches while watching the sunset on sparkling waters. But for Chisomo there are no sparkling waves or sandy beaches. Neighbors sing hymns and praise God at Sunday services while enjoying friends and neighbors. But for…Read More
Lilongwe, Malawi … Maziko Kasnkhosi, a 12-year-old village girl, has realized the benefit of living in a village near the new distribution hub for Action for Progress. Were it not for this fact, and this fact alone, she and her family could easily starve. Maziko is just one of an estimated 460,000 children affected by…Read More
Makwezi / T.A. Khombedza, Salima, Malawi … The odds are so against you, there is little chance your life will ever change. You are just a child, a small girl from a poor village family. Few visitors come to your village. In fact, few come even to this part of Malawi. Most are on the…Read More
Lilongwe, Malawi … First, it was 1,062,674 facing a serious food shortage, according to the Malawi Food Vulnerability Assessment Committee, then the figure jumped to 1,879,391. Now the estimates have placed those who are facing critical food shortages at nearly 3,000,000. It is not that the authorities cannot get a grasp on the actual figure,…Read More
Lilongwe, Malawi … “Don’t get me wrong,” notes Richard Stephens of the Malawi Project, “the rains are needed, and are in fact critical to the survival of the crops in Malawi. But, at times they can be quite inconvenient!” It is January in central Africa, and daily, torrential rains are not unusual, from the first…Read More
Lilongwe, Malawi … It was 2001 and sub-Saharan Africa, and especially Malawi was caught in the catastrophic grip of the worst famine in 50-years. People were dying in the fields and along the roads. Village families were selling their possessions, and some reports indicated many were even giving their children to anyone who might have…Read More
Mzugulira village, Tribal Authority Khombedza, Salima District … The team from Action for Progress arrived at his village, and his mother brought him out on her back. Seven-year-old Smith Kenamau saw the men assembling one of the green and yellow hand-peddled child mobility units, and his eyes never left what they were doing. One could…Read More
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From You To Your Friends
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.
Much good can be done when a person clicks one of the sharing icons at the bottom of an article on the Malawi Project website. Then suggest that your readers do the same thing. A story can go and go without a single penny in cost!