Posts by Malawi Project

BETWEEN TWO RAIL CARS

Chasuchira Village – Balaka, Malawi … For many in Malawi the sight of the 4.4-billion-dollar project signals economic growth. On May 12, 2017 Mozambique and Malawi celebrated the completion of the rain line that stretched from the seaport of Macala-a-Velha, Mozambique, across Southern Malawi, and ending at the Moatize coal fields in the portion of…

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HOPE AGAINST ALL HOPE

Pollin Elias Pollin Elias was on born on 17th February, 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. She was born with no complications, and her parents were happy they to now have a girl child after delivering three sons. After just two weeks Pollin became very sick and fainted. Her parents rushed…

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TRAVEL TO MALAWI? IS IT SAFE?

Plan Ahead for Safety When this question arises many people immediately think of person-on-person crime. Lonely Planet has referred to Malawi as, “one of the safest African countries for travelers, but you should still be reasonably cautious and employ common sense.” One should always check with the American Embassy for the latest information before planning…

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BACK TO OUR ROOTS

Plants, Leaves and Shrubs Records indicate the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of health problems extends far back in history. One of the earliest records comes from a Sumerian clay slab, recorded about 5,000 years ago, and giving recipes for the use of 250 plants recognized for their medicinal values. Other examples include…

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UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS

Unique Background The Malawi Project was born in a unique way. It founders entered the country at a time when the only knowledge of the country came from the local people of Malawi themselves, the grassroots, village level. In that moment a foundation was set that gave them a unique insight into what was needed…

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CONTRIBUTIONS WITHOUT YOUR CHECKBOOK!

When someone suggests, “Contributions are needed,” most people think the reference is to money, checks, giving. While the Malawi Project does need financial assistance to support the programs in Malawi, there are a number of ways one can lend support without a major impact to their checkbook. In fact, many of the largest contributions supporting…

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VISITING THE BENGWE WEAVING FACTORY

A Couple of Hours at Weaving Factory Blantyre, Malawi … When one leaves Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a well-known landmark on the east side of Blantyre, and the second biggest hospital in the nation, it is only a short distance south of Limbe on M-4 highway, that one reaches the Bengwe Weaving Factory. It is another…

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A THIRD OF A MILE AWAY

Rose Ngulube and Mobility Mzimba District, Malawi … Less than a third of a mile! That is the distance from the home of Rose Ngulube, age 42, and the nearest trading center, just one-third of a mile away. And yet for the last 15 years Rose has been unable to visit the trading center, or…

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ILALA SLIPS INTO THE HARBOR

In The Dark of Night Senga Bay, Malawi … Sleek and silent, shrouded in the darkness of a moonless night, the Ilala entered Senga Bay with little or no warning. Hours later, as the morning light crept across the eastern horizon the hull cast shadows on the sparkling blue water that recalled times long, long…

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EXCITEMENT ABOUT PENCILS

Organization Focuses on Schools Indianapolis, Indiana … The excitement with their year old organization was evident as Helen Humphrey and Claudia Smith described the vision for 10,000 Pencils, a non-profit group focused on sending school supplies to needy school children. Helen, a native of Johannesburg, and President of 10,000 Pencils, and Claudia Smith, a native…

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