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STARRY EYED DREAMERS

Gutwein brothers, Cary, Brad and Dan.

Their web site refers to the three brothers, Brad, Cary and Dan Gutwein, as “Starry-Eyed Dreamers Who Are Passionate About Perfect Coffee” (https://www.coppermooncoffee.com/pages/our-journey ). While their dream of creating perfect coffee, through their family roastery in Lafayette, Indiana, the brothers from Copper Moon Coffee and their father, Elden, (who shares a similar passion), have been…

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GOOD COMES OUT OF THE BAD

A quote from Suzi Stephens

Indianapolis, Indiana … “Cold-chills rushes over me as his name is read aloud,” Suzi remembers. The time was 2002 and Malawi was experiencing the worst famine in 50 years. “That cold feeling was not there because of the cold morning air. In fact, it had nothing to do with the weather. It had everything to…

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INDIANAPOLIS COMPANY TURNS ON THE LIGHTS

Supplies on a flat

Indianapolis, Indiana … The web site notes that IKIO Lighting is a US-based manufacturer of LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial, Industrial, Horticulture, Multi-family residential/Hospitality and Hazardous Location applications, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China and UAE. For the Malawi Project the name IKIO signals a benevolent contributor offering to turn on,…

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GIVEN REASON TO SMILE

Given a Reason to Smile

Mthekeso Village, Malawi … Cars rush along the tarmac road, filled with laughing tourists, excited they will soon experience sandy beaches while watching the sunset on sparkling waters. But for Chisomo there are no sparkling waves or sandy beaches. Neighbors sing hymns and praise God at Sunday services while enjoying friends and neighbors. But for…

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MOBILITY TO A MIRACLE

Mobility to a Miracle

Makwezi / T.A. Khombedza, Salima, Malawi … The odds are so against you, there is little chance your life will ever change. You are just a child, a small girl from a poor village family. Few visitors come to your village. In fact, few come even to this part of Malawi. Most are on the…

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MILLIONS AFFECTED BY CYCLONE

Coastal Devestation

Lilongwe, Malawi … First, it was 1,062,674 facing a serious food shortage, according to the Malawi Food Vulnerability Assessment Committee, then the figure jumped to 1,879,391. Now the estimates have placed those who are facing critical food shortages at nearly 3,000,000. It is not that the authorities cannot get a grasp on the actual figure,…

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RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!

Men carrying boxes into warehouse

Lilongwe, Malawi … “Don’t get me wrong,” notes Richard Stephens of the Malawi Project, “the rains are needed, and are in fact critical to the survival of the crops in Malawi. But, at times they can be quite inconvenient!”  It is January in central Africa, and daily, torrential rains are not unusual, from the first…

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IMAGES FROZEN IN TIME

Elderly woman from Malawi

Lilongwe, Malawi … It was 2001 and sub-Saharan Africa, and especially Malawi was caught in the catastrophic grip of the worst famine in 50-years. People were dying in the fields and along the roads. Village families were selling their possessions, and some reports indicated many were even giving their children to anyone who might have…

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HIS SMILE NEVER DISAPPEARED

Mzugulira village, Tribal Authority Khombedza, Salima District … The team from Action for Progress arrived at his village, and his mother brought him out on her back. Seven-year-old Smith Kenamau saw the men assembling one of the green and yellow hand-peddled child mobility units, and his eyes never left what they were doing. One could…

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MINUS THE FIRE TRUCK

Dick Stephens in a warehouse

Lebanon, Indiana … The beginning of 2020 saw members of the Malawi Project stepping off into another year of activity, on faith. Anticipating funds will be available by the end of January for a major shipment of school textbooks, medical supplies, and library books, to Malawi, sorting, and staging has begun in a warehouse in…

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