Posts by Malawi Project

JOINING THE FOUNDATION

Lilongwe, Malawi … As the foundation walls settle into their new home at the site of the new Action for Progress distribution hub near Lilongwe, truckloads of fill dirt arrive to join them. Nearly four feet of fill dirt is being offloaded by hand, as the 22-man workforce, dressed in blue jumpsuit type work uniforms,…

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Groundbreakings and Cornerstones

Lilongwe, Malawi … One usually schedules a “groundbreaking” as an event that precedes the work of the contractor to begin construction. It is like the opening gun at the Kentucky Derby, or the Indianapolis 500. Bang … and we are off and running, but not before you hear the signaling gunshot. But it does not…

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MORE THAN JUST A DITCH

Hope Digs a Ditch in the Earth Lilongwe, Malawi … Some may see in this picture as a simple ditch, extending down through the rich, red soil of central Malawi. But to those who can imagine what will be on this site in just a couple of months, it is far more than a simple…

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PILOT PROGRAM BRINGS SUCCESS

Zomba District … Nelson was seriously ill at the time, and death was stalking his future. There was little money and no resources to offer a glimmer of hope for his heath. Then Nelson and a pilot program that had been put in place in 2013 between the Malawi Project, World Emergency Relief and one…

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MALAWI BEGINS PILOT PROGRAM ON MALARIA

On 23 April 2019 World News outlets released the news of a successful malaria vaccine. Malawi is the first country to begin a pilot program of mass immunization. The following is the BBC news release on the web:  “A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection…

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THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PAIRS!

Indianapolis, Indiana … Now that is a lot of gloves! Literally, thousands and thousands of medical personnel, first responders, and others in Malawi that need protection from the spread of disease will be helped by contributors who have contributed over 300,000 pairs of gloves.   How does one express appreciation when the deed is so…

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WILSON TEMBO PROVES HIS WORTH

Executive Director of Action for Progress Born on the 27th of December 1979 Wilson would be the 6th, child, and final son in his family of 7 children. Home was a farm on the eastern edge of the Kasungu National Park in Malawi, Central Africa. In 1983, a year after the birth of Wilson’s youngest…

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TEACHER OFFERS HIGH RECOMMENDATION

Yohane John and Mobility It has been 20-years since the birth of Yohane John in Chabwera Village near Ntchisi, and nearly as long since both of his parents ran away from him because they could not care for a child that could not walk. From that day on Yohane has been raised by his grandmother,…

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HELPING GIRLS GAIN AN EDUCATION

A trip to Malawi always has me experiencing wonderfully intense and impactful situations that I never forget.  Often, I cannot pick one that stands out from the others on any particular trip. This past year was an exception. The most emotionally fulfilling experience for the year was a trip to a secondary school in the…

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MOBILITY GIVES TINSMITH FREEDOM

Fred is a Tinsmith Wikipedia defines the term tinsmith as, “a person who makes and repairs things made of tin or other light metals. By extension it can also refer to the person who deals in tin ware, or tin plate. Tinsmith was a common occupation in pre-industrial times.”   While the trade has mostly disappeared in western nations,…

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