Posts by Malawi Project

FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET

Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, chairman of the Board of Directors for Action for Progress

Lilongwe, Malawi … In reality, it might be better to leave the distinction of being “faster than a speeding bullet” to the fictional character of Superman. However, what members of the Board of Directors for the Malawi Project recently witnessed, during and after, the September board meeting of Action for Progress would seem to make…

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CLINIC IN A CONTAINER

A forklift carrying medical supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … The request reached the Malawi Project less than three weeks before our scheduled departure for Africa. “Help us locate the needed equipment and supplies for a new outpatient clinic we are preparing to open on the campus.” It was the end of August, and the Namikango Mission was planning to build a…

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OFFICIAL OPENING FOR FOOD STORAGE WAREHOUSE

A man blowing bubbles outside of the St. Joseph grain warehouse

Joseph Project 1 Meets with Success What can bring a large number of government officials, church and community leaders, and tribal authority together for a single event? What is so exciting it has preachers blowing soap bubbles, and inflating balloons? It was all part of the experience for members of the Malawi Project’s Board of…

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THE LAKE OF MANY NAMES

Sunset on Lake Malawi

It carries three names, perhaps even four, depending on the country in which you are standing, and the time in history to which you refer. It is known as Lake Malawi if you are in the nation of Malawi, but if you are in Tanzania the same lake is called Lake Nyasa, or move over…

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TREE THAT GROWS SAUSAGES

Tree with sausages tied to the branches

Liwonde Game Park, Malawi … The Land Rover inched to within a few dozen feet of the tall tree, then stopped. The driver began to quietly explain what we were viewing in front of our vehicle, and just above our heads. A baboon darted across in front of the silent vehicle, and scurried up a…

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A “BIG OL” JUG IS TRANSFORMED

Water jug used for collecting donations

Rochester, Minnesota … When entering the church auditorium, one can easily mistake the large jug near the front of the building for a large water jug with writing on the side. But during the assembly, when Steve Sikes, the minister for the Rochester Church of Christ, signals the children it is time, there is an…

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COMPASSION – A ROCHESTER WATCHWORD

Quilts draped over the pews in a church

Rochester, Minnesota … For many who bring family members to the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the little church just minutes east of the clinic is recognized for its compassion for helping people in need. In fact as early as the 1950’s members of the congregation were assisting families who arrived in Rochester…

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ACTION FOR PROGRESS TO FURTHER EMPOWER MALAWIANS

Action For Progress Logo

New Malawian-run/chartered aid organization’s mission to create sustainable future for its people Lilongwe, Malawi and Indianapolis, Indiana—The establishment of Action for Progress (AfP), a new, not-for-profit, aid assistance organization was announced at 3:00 p.m. Malawi time, and simultaneously in the United States (U.S.) at 9:00 a.m. EDT (the U.S. is currently six hours behind Malawi).…

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HAND TOOLS TO MALAWI

Holding Package

Senga Bay, Malawi … His story has inspired companies, not-for-profits, churches, and individuals across the U.S. to gather those extra, often unused, hand tools, box them, and send them for distribution in Malawi. His name is Wadson Sumani, and he and his wife, Judith retired from teaching in the government system, and then they took…

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NEW DRESSES BRING LITTLE GIRL SMILES

Dresses

Msamba Community Organization Kasenda Village, Zomba, Malawi … In a small, remote village in the heart of the sub-Sahara lives a family in a tiny grass thatched house made of mud. A few meters from this village is an old dilapidated building that houses a small Community Based Organization. The organization’s main objective is to…

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