Posts by Malawi Project

CARS, CARS, AND MORE CARS

A long line of cars

Lilongwe, Malawi … Only a few years ago there were few cars in Malawi. In fact, only the very rich could afford to operate one. Suddenly in recent years, there has been an explosion of cars in the major cities. The creation of a middle class is developing and families in the city have sufficient…

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IT’S NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S AIRPLANE HANGER

Inside of an airplane hanger

Lilongwe, Malawi … To be honest and maintain full disclosure most grandfathers did not have an airplane, nor did they have airplane hangars. Now, mind you, we are not talking about a hanger that can hold a 787 Dreamliner with a wingspan of 197 feet, or even an older model 747 at 211 feet 5…

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ARRIVAL – ACCEPTANCE – WARM HEARTS

Lilongwe, Malawi … When was the last time you went to a particular destination, and when you arrived, had a greeting like the one in this picture? I must admit the only place I find this kind of reception is when traveling in Malawi. They call their nation, “the warm heart of Africa,” and it…

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OUT WITH THE PAINT CANS

New distribution hub building

Building Gets Finishing Touches Lilongwe, Malawi … Compliments and accolades to Alfred Chiwale, and his crew at Diamond Construction for their skill and expertise in the construction of the new distribution hub that will make possible a higher number of assistance programs throughout the nation. Cheers and praise to Wilson Tembo, and the Board of…

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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 depended on natural medicine from plants to heal ill health worldwide. In African 70 – 80% of the population uses traditional medicines from plants for their daily health care. Out…

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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 picture after picture of the quaint and picturesque bamboo grain bins situated in and around village huts. They are photogenic and unique, and something few people in western nations get…

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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 left the Mobility Ministries production facility in Demotte, Indiana on March 26, filled with 158 adult-sized mobility carts, 78 child carts, 50 boxes of books and tools, and 12,000 pounds…

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POTTBERG ADDED TO BOARD

At its July board meeting, the Malawi Project’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept Ron Pottberg to its board of directors. Ron has been active in church and assistance-based programs in Africa and has traveled extensively throughout the continent, including years of travel and experience in Malawi.   Ron began his ministry in churches…

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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 to visit a number of the sites currently being assisted through funding, supplies, and expertise from the Malawi Project. In that AfP is now overseeing and assisting these sites and…

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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 attached, and that work is already beginning. Pictures are the building on July 27. ( For more scenes of the site on July 27 go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/malawiproject )   Completion…

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