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

  • Sorting items received at the AfP distribution center

    Mask Distribution Takes Center Stage

    The team at Action for Progress is already distributing the contents of two containers that left Indiana the first week of July.

  • Ships with containers in the ocean

    Need for a Strong Infrastructure

    The bottleneck of container ships at Los Angeles and Long Beach could confront Action for Progress and the Malawi Project if care is not given to the access and signage.

  • 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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