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THE NEXT TIME US!

Sofia Phiri and her son

Nkhotakota, Malawi … “We were in the Tonka speaking part of Malawi, so it was almost impossible for us to communicate,” recalls Griven Kasalika, as he thinks back to the day, he and Wilson were distributing food to a poor village near the northwest corner of Lake Malawi. “I noticed this boy kept positioning himself so he could…

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IMAGINE THE NIGHT!

Goats walking across one of the few paved roads

On a Roadway in Malawi … There are few paved roads in Malawi, and even fewer without dangerous pavement breaks along the edges of the roadway. Most roads are narrow, and most are rut-carved dirt roads, with an abundance of potholes. Even being on one of the decent roads, it is still dangerous. Large trucks…

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MOBILITY AT ATTENTION

Mobility units in a warehouse ready for distribution

Lilongwe, Malawi … It is mid-morning, and the African sun is staring down through the high windows, and across the floor on the east side of the building. Their penetrating light is scattered across a number of mobility units sitting in parade fashion across the southern end of the giant structure. They are quietly waiting…

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FOUND IN THE MAIZE FIELD

Watson Mchiena in his maize field

Ntchisi, Malawi … “Recently I visited him. He was busy in the maize field, harvesting his maize (corn) for his family.” Wilson Tembo is referring to Mr. Watson Mchiena, a physically challenged father of seven and grandfather of two. Watson has suffered a physical problem with his right lower leg his whole life, and as…

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GUARDIANS IN THE BULLSEYE

Lilongwe, Malawi … “While warnings about Covid-19 are widely heard in jingles and public health announcements in cities like Blantyre and Lilongwe, they have barely reached the remote rural areas where nearly 90% of Malawi’s population live and farm, and few people have access to TV, radio or electricity,” says Patrick Kamzitu, a health worker in central…

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WILL I BE A SCHOOL TEACHER?

Jotamu Peter

Mzugulira Village, Salima, Malawi … Jotamu Peter is 15 years old, but already knows what he wants to do when he gets out of school. He wants to be a schoolteacher. When Griven Kasalika met this young man, he was able to encourage him, even though he knew Jotamu was facing an uphill battle because…

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FREEDOM FOR IDAH

A giant fig tree that witnessed the beginning of the end of the slave trade

Nkhotakota, Malawi … In the 19th century, a group of lakeside villages was a focal point for the slave trade in central Africa. Today on an inconspicuous side street near St. Anne’s Hospital sits a giant fig tree that witnessed the beginning of the end of the slave trade. It was under this tree that European…

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RATTLE, RATTLE, WHO IS THERE?

Elephant

I looked up from the desk to see a 5-foot-tall baboon sitting on the other side of the room looking at me a bit puzzled. He wasn’t alone, I had failed to close the door to the deck of our chalet overlooking the South Luangwa River, and while I was looking at my computer screen…

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ATTACKED FROM EVERY DIRECTION

Empty Shelves

In the United States, many people pay for their own private health insurance. Those that don’t are often covered by their employer, while others rely on state or federal government programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. For the small number of people left with no health insurance, hospitals still open their doors for a vast…

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PLEASE SUPPORT SHIPPING MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO MALAWI

Medical supply shipment needed

It’s hard to imagine we have a massive number of donated medical supplies and equipment just waiting to ship to Malawi. As one of the poorest nations on earth, currently in a deep famine, a massive number of cases of malaria, and the coronavirus outbreak increasing, the hospitals there need these supplies. Please listen to…

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