Action for Progress

Action For Progress LogoAction 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.

REACHING THE GOAL

Project Reaches Building Fund Goal Indianapolis, Indiana … This time a year ago the search for suitable land was in full swing, bids were being…

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MEDICINAL PLANTS SOURCE OF HOPE

When Drugs Are in Short Supply By Wilson Tembo Lilongwe, Malawi … Plants have been used throughout history as a source of medicine. People have…

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STAGGERING LOSSES IN STORAGE

The Villain is often the Grain Storage Bin Lilongwe, Malawi … “I can’t tell you how often I have traveled through the Malawi countryside snapping…

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TC’S LAST JOURNEY

Reaching its Final Resting Place Lilongwe, Malawi … There was no going away party, no gold watch, and not even a single tear shed. TC…

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BOARD CHAIR FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

Lilongwe, Malawi … During a recent four-day tour of the central and northern regions of Malawi the board chair for Action for Progress was able…

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READY, SET, FINISH

Lilongwe, Malawi … The distribution center for Action for Progress and the Malawi Project is nearing completion. It only remains for the roof to be…

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RACE IS NECK AND NECK TO THE FINISH

Who Will be First at the Finish Line? Lilongwe, Malawi and Indianapolis, Indiana … If one did not know better, it could be concluded the…

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SMALL BOY WATCHES THE FUTURE

Lilongwe, Malawi … A small boy from a neighboring village watches the construction progress on the distribution hub west of Lilongwe. One can only imagine…

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MEET THE MEDICAL DIRECTORS

A major focus of the Malawi Project and its sister organization, Action for Progress, is the distribution of medicine, medical supplies, and medical equipment to…

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CONTRIBUTE FOR A CEMENT BLOCK

Lilongwe, Malawi … The foundation has been formed, the upright pillars put in place, and the steel crossbeams have been welded together. The structure looks…

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I-BEAMS PUNCTUATE THE SKY

Construction Heading Toward the Final Stage Lilongwe, Malawi … As though planning to punch holes in low flying clouds, the I-Beams that will hold up…

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RACE TO THE FINISH

Indianapolis, Indiana … With the last day of June safely in the rear-view mirror, the construction of the Distribution Center in Malawi moves into its…

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TWO TRAILERS APPROACHING SITE

Lilongwe, Malawi … Two 40-foot shipping containers are approaching their destination in Malawi and are expected to arrive in the next few days. Both are…

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FOUNDATION SOLIDLY IN PLACE, WALLS NEXT

Lilongwe, Malawi … Wilson Tembo, Executive Director of Action for Progress reports the foundation for the new distribution center has now been completed. Steel beams…

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BLOCK LAYING CEREMONY

New Opportunities for Local Involvement Lilongwe, Malawi … During the recent introductory ceremony held on the location of the new Action for Progress distribution hub…

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ACCEPTANCE, TRUST, EQUALITY AND A BELIEF IN THEMSELVES

A Personal Note from Me to You I’m Mama Suzi in Malawi, but you may just call me Suzi Stephens. I rarely write on site…

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POURING THE CONCRETE FLOOR

One Wheelbarrow Load at a Time Lilongwe, Malawi … The morning has arrived. Concrete mixing and pouring are about to begin on the large floor…

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The Boy Named Chifuniro

Mponela Trading Center, Malawi … A cold chill rushes over me as they read aloud his name. It doesn’t come because of the cold air…

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WOMEN SHARE THE LOAD

Labor Sharing is an Everyday Reality Lilongwe, Malawi … In a land where it takes everyone working together to survive, it is not unusual to…

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CONSTRUCTION PREPARES FOR CONCRETE FLOORING

Lilongwe, Malawi … For the past several days’ progress on the new distribution hub for Action for Progress and the Malawi Project has seemed to…

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