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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

  • TEENS SPEND SATURDAY HELPING OTHERS

    Lilongwe, Malawi … It’s Saturday and in some many parts of the world teens are getting into trouble. No so with this group from the Area 47 church in Lilongwe. They are spending their day sorting clothes at the Action for Progress distribution center to be distributed to the poor. AfP received the clothes along…

  • UBiT FIRE LOGS PASS SECOND TEST

    Lilongwe, Malawi … In August of last year, the UBiT fire log program, developed by Dan Brewer, a member of the Malawi Project Board of Directors. passed its initial tests in Malawi. The fire logs, made from empty toilet paper rolls and shredded paper pressed tightly inside, then dipped in candle wax, cooked a meal…

  • MOBILITY OFFERS AID TO THE FAR REACHES OF THE NATION

    Northern Malawi … Isaac Gondwe, at the age of 72, suffers from an extreme case of diabetes. He was born in 1952 and currently lives in Luangwa village in the district of Rumphi. While it is far away from the Action for Progress distribution center in Lilongwe, the long arm of mobility distribution reaches every…

  • IMPORTANCE OF A BICYCLE

    Lilongwe, Malawi … A bicycle, in a Western nation, is associated with children, or in some cases sports racing, or mountain climbing, but rarely would one associate it at the center of the economy of the family unit.   Yet, for several reasons, a bicycle can be at the heart of a family’s survival when it comes…

  • BUT WHAT AM I TO DO?

    Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations indicates Malawi has lost approximately 29.4% of its forest cover between 1990 and 2020. This loss represents a substantial portion of the country’s forested area. Lilongwe, Malawi … The sun’s rays are cast across the roadway through the dust kicked up by bicycle…

  • KOLESI IS THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE

    “The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends.”  – Tom Brown Jr Lezina Dankein, reporting for Action for Progress observes that “Kolesi Phiri, a 50-year-old second-hand shoe salesman was able to make a good living until the accident that deprived him of his ability to get around.”  Kolesi, the subject…

  • TRANSPORT COMPANY RECEIVES CONTAINER # 361

    The threat of rain, and an early spring touch of cold, hung in the air as the tractor and 40-foot shipping container moved into position to receive the shipment for Malawi. The volunteers, those who would load the trailer, and those who had packed and prepared the pallets of goods, moved closer to the action…

  • CONSERVING AFRICA’S FORESTS

    Fire Sticks The world has been chopping down 10 million hectares of trees each year to make space to grow crops and livestock, and to produce materials such as paper. This accounts for about 16% of total tree loss cover. 96% of deforestation takes place in tropical forests. Malawi, and much of central Africa, is…

  • FLYERS HIGHLIGHT MALAWI

                Lebanon, Indiana … A series of 5 full color flyers have been prepared detailing information about Malawi. Each flyer gives in-depth information about a particular area or people, and each 8 ½ x 10 flyer is designed to give the reader a fuller picture of Malawi, its people, its culture, and its land. Write…

  • PROTECTIVE WALL COMPLETED

    “It can take a sizeable amount of time and funding to build a protective wall around 5 acres of land, yet this has now been accomplished at the Action for Progress distribution hub in Lilongwe, Malawi.” Lilongwe, Malawi … As inflation continued to plague the world, and rising construction costs placed many good programs out…

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