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Action for Progress (AfP) is a not-for-profit, aid assistance organization established under the leadership of Wilson Tembo, in-country director for the Malawi Project. The AfP board is composed of business, medical, religious, and community leaders recognized for their focus on helping the poor, needy, and helpless members of society.

AfP was announced at 3:00 p.m. Malawi time, and simultaneously in the United States (U.S.) at 9:00 a.m. EDT on November 16, 2018 to highlight the longstanding and equal partnership between AfP and their United States based patron organization, the Malawi Project. It reflects that these two groups are companion organizations, both with the same focus and intent to help the poor, and both tightly structured to link together in a seamless program of cooperation.

Read the original announcement of Action for Progress.

Action For Progress Stories

  • SEEING GOD’S HAND IN A CRISIS

    Mponela, Malawi … Chikondi was selling vegetables in the local marketplace to provide for herself and her two children. This 31-year-old mother, and her family, lived in Malowa Village, just near the Mponela Trading Center, and even closer to the Kasangadzi River.  As she visited friends and neighbors who passed by, she sold some of…

  • MONTESSORI STUDENTS “HEAD THE CLASS”

    Lebanon, Indiana … The excitement was evident as Malawi Project board members Jim Messenger, Suzi Stephens, and Dick Stephens greeted the staff and students at the Redwood Montessori School in Lebanon, Indiana. The students had gathered in the church’s shelter house to present the board with over 7,000 toilet paper(tp) rolls they have collected for…

  • SEEING GOD’S HAND IN A CRISIS

    Mponela, Malawi … Chikondi was selling vegetables in the local marketplace to provide for herself and her two children. This 31-year-old mother, and her family, lived in Malowa Village, just near the Mponela Trading Center, and even closer to the Kasangadzi River.  As she visited friends and neighbors who passed by, she sold some of…

  • THE WALL IS GOING UP

    Lilongwe, Malawi … “The wall is going up. The wall is not going up!  “We need the wall. We don’t need the wall!”  “Who is going to fund the wall? Those in authority cannot decide about the funds!” “Go with the Wall. Stop the wall.” The debate continues across the U.S. concerning the wall across…

  • CEREBRAL MALARIA AND MOBILITY

    Kachikho 2 Village, Lilongwe, Malawi … Malaria is serious in sub-Saharan Africa, but as serious as regular malaria is, cerebral malaria is even worse. The potential for death from this form of malaria is extremely high.  Without treatment, cerebral malaria is nearly 100% fatal. With proper treatment of antimalarials the mortality rate decreases, yet even…

  • HOMES AND LIVES LOST IN MPONELA

    Mponela, Malawi …One week after disastrous flooding washed away homes and lives east of the Mponela Trading Center, Action for Progress and local officials completed an evaluation of how many families needed emergency assistance and began aid distribution. Assistance has been quick and efficient for 42 households near the Kasangadzi River, listed as one of…

  • PROTECTIVE WALL UNDERWAY

    Lilongwe, Malawi … After several delays, due to cost increases, and other projects taking a high priority, contributors have stepped forward and made it possible to begin construction of a protective wall around the Action for Progress distribution center west of Lilongwe.  A minor break-in just after the warehouse was constructed took place, and Wilson…

  • DOWA DISTRICT STORMS

    Dowa District, Malawi … The rains came down in torrents, washing away crops, damaging the fragile mud construction of village huts, and sections of M-5, the tarmac link between the lakeshore trading center of Salima, and the commercial center of Blantyre were washed away. This was not Freddy, the catastrophic cyclone that struck southern Malawi…

  • TIYESE NYAMULABI REGAINS HER MOBILITY

    She remembers it as though it were yesterday, and it is recalled with great emotional pain. It was the week everything in her life changed.  “It was 2013 when I developed a sore on my right leg,” Tiyese recounted. “Nothing we did made it better, and finally I had to go to the hospital. To my horror,…

  • CRITICAL SUPPLY SHIPMENTS TURN SOUTH

    For many people, the war in the Middle East is beyond the fringe of influence affecting their daily lives. But, for the people of Malawi, the Malawi Project, and Action for Progress the lifeline that delivers much-needed medical, agricultural, and educational supplies crosses directly into the line of fire.  Events in the Red Sea are…

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