Posts by Malawi Project

NEWSLETTER FACES CULTURAL SHIFT

The Differences in Culture are Many Indianapolis Indiana –  There are a large number of cultural differences between western nations and Africa, and that is a fact. While some may carry serious, problematic solutions few are more frustrating than that of time management. The practice of being and doing things on time is far less…

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ONE PERSON’S JOURNEY OF INVOLVEMENT

Amber Finds a Mission I learned about The Malawi Project from Facebook (pill bottle collection) in the fall of 2015. My son was a wolf in Cub Scouts, and the boys needed a service project. The pill bottle collection was something simple they could do and feel like they were making a difference. I did…

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“I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.”

The words from Matthew 25, in the New Testament, take on new meaning as the Malawi Project, an Indianapolis, Indiana not-for-profit, helps vulnerable people in Malawi with developmental and humanitarian support. According to Dick Stephens, a co-Founder of the Project, “We know we have a responsibility to fulfill Matthew 25, but we want to do…

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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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