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CHILDREN ARE SO COMMITTED

A child sitting and reading

Lilongwe, Malawi … “One of the things that has been so impressive about Malawi has been the children. In spite of deep poverty, and the lack of even basic life-resources, the children seem obvious to the struggle. They are happy in ways seldom seen in the west and their zest for life is remarkable,” concludes…

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SHATTERED PLANS TURN TO EXPECTATION

Hastings Yamiasi on his mobility unit

Chikulele Village, Central Malawi … It is hard when dreams are dashed and your goal of becoming a teacher dissolves in failure, because you cannot even complete your own education. This happened to Hastings Yamiasi, the first-born son in a Malawi family of four. Twenty years-ago the family rejoiced at the birth of their lovely…

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T.C.’s DAY TO SHINE

A storage container outside the distribution hub

Action for Progress Distribution Hub, Malawi … Ever since TC was securely placed at the northeast corner of the giant warehouse TC (Shipping container # TCNU 8453400), dwarfed by the warehouse and overwhelmed by the attention given to the opening of the long-awaited Malawi-driven Action for Progress distribution center has set quietly waiting its day.…

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MEET ROBERT TAUKA VICE BOARD CHAIRPERSON – ACTION FOR PROGRESS

Robert Tauka

Mzuzu, Malawi … One seldom has difficulties listing the achievements of a particular person. This is not the case with Action for Progress board member and Vice Board Chairperson Robert Tauka from Mzuzu. Robert is a who’s who of achievement. In this case, only a portion of his important positions and achievements are listed. Education:…

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BOARD MEMBERS VISIT PROJECT 2

Members of Malawi Project and Action For Progress visit Joseph project site

During a recent visit to Malawi three members of the Malawi Project’s board of directors, along with two members of the Action for Progress board, visited the Joseph Project 2 building site. In spite of inadequate rains that contributed to crop failures in 2018-19 the committee for the 18 participating churches who have gone together…

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SOME FACTS ABOUT PEOPLE

Population Growth Chart

In 1955 the U.S. population had reached 165.9 million people. Today is tops out at 327.2 million, approximately double what it was in 1955. By comparison, the Malawi population in 1955 was 3,252,000. Today it is at 19,718,000. That is six times the number living in the same space as 1955. The average age in…

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DEDZA DISTRICT

Dedza District

The Dedza District of Malawi straddles Highway M-1 and is situated directly south of the Lilongwe District. It hovers along the Zambian border to its west and contains Dedza Mountain near its center. The mountain rises 2,198 meters or 7,200 feet above the valley floor. Walking to the top requires an estimated 2 hours. The…

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LILONGWE DISTRICT

Lilongwe District

The Lilongwe District of Malawi is located in the central region of the country on the Lilongwe River, 58 kilometers (36 miles) east of the Zambia border. It is host to the nation’s capital city of Lilongwe with a population of 1,227,100, while the district records 1,346,360. There is the only city in Malawi with…

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MORE THAN JUST FOOD STORAGE

Villagers tending the crops in a field

A Visit to Joseph Project 1 Kasitu Village area, Dowa Valley (Central Region) – “It was certainly one of the highlights of my trip. Not that everything else was not exciting and impressive. By all means, it was a great week, but going to Joseph Project 1, seeing the fields with a second harvest, watching…

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SPECIAL CELEBRATION FOR A SPECIAL BUILDING

The day of the chicken

Lilongwe, Malawi … “It is a very special building, and the workers who built it need special recognition,” Suzi said shortly after its completion. “Let’s plan a special celebration and give everyone a chicken as a reward for their work.” Suzi’s husband and co-founder of the Malawi Project, Dick Stephens observes, “This is not out…

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