Action for Progress

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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

  • Youth outside of the hospital

    Youth Learning Servant Hearts

    Recently the patients, staff, and family members at the Balaka District Hospital recently observed, not the worst, but the best in young people.

  • Where There is no Store

    Today’s visitors will be surprised to find almost no chain stores from outside the continent.

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Malawi

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19 health systems worldwide have been overwhelmed and Malawi has a very poor health system.

  • Two Organizations – One Mission

    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 …

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  • Handover

    Action for Progress Recognizes Students

    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 …

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  • Fishing for cars

    The Vehicle Drowned There!

    A few days ago, a friend offered to take Wilson Tembo’s son back to school in Blantyre. (Wilson is the Executive Director for Action for Progress in Malawi). Wilson loaned him his car for the trip. The trip down was uneventful, but on the way back to Lilongwe the driver lost control of Wilson’s car …

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    Lilongwe, Malawi … With the recent construction of the new distribution hub underway two 40-foot shipping containers, one with food destined for starving communities, and the other with hand-peddled mobility units, hand tools, and other supplies arrived at the Lilongwe site and were positioned near the new building. The contents of the two containers were …


  • Chester Kabinda-Mbewe and Bryon Bhagwandin at the ribbon cutting ceremony

    COMES THE DAWN (part 5)

    Ribbon Cutting Lilongwe, Malawi … The television people moved into position as the crowd moved closer to the loading dock door. Red and blue ribbons were strung five feet above the concrete floor extending from door frame to door frame. The camera started rolling as Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, in his white Action for Progress shirt, and …

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  • Mobility Units

    COMES THE DAWN (part4)

    “I Can Move About Again” Lilongwe, Malawi … As the gathered crowd gathered to witness the ribbon-cutting, two forty-foot containers sat quietly, nearly hidden from sight, on the opposite side of the giant warehouse. One of these was TC, the overseas container that recently made the harrowing trip from the U.S. to Malawi to make …

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  • Suzi Stephens standing with Madalitso Mwandoloma, Medical Director for Action for Progress

    COMES THE DAWN (part 3)

    Seeing with Medical Eyes Lilongwe, Malawi … After the first speeches were given under the big tent the ceremony broke for a few minutes while everyone prepared for the ribbon-cutting ceremony near the wide overhead door. As many of the guests milled about and visited, Suzi Stephens, Medical Director for the Malawi Project gravitated to …

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