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SOME SEE HOPE, OTHERS SEE NONE

Batton Brothers

Chipinjika Village, Ntchisi District, Malawi … In most first-world nations plans are underway to begin the revival of business and community activities. There is hope the worst part of the coronavirus may be behind us shortly. It will be back to business, back to eating in restaurants, back to ball games and family trips to…

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TOO WEAK TO STAND

Gogo Nambewe

Around the world people are faced with the need to confine themselves to their homes because of the coronavirus. It is serious, and calls on everyone to cooperate and distance themselves from others until this pandemic is brought under control. While we are confined to our homes many of us are missing our favorite restaurant.…

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RESCUE MEDICAL DONATES SUPPLIES

Arlington, Washington … “Dedicated to the recovery of unused medical supplies and equipment for the purpose of global aid, waste reduction, and financial stewardship.” It is a simple but effective mission statement and describes exactly what this group is doing. It started after its founder, Debi Foster, returned from a mission trip to Africa in…

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HOUSEBOUND FOR 11-YEARS

Gerald Mbaisa

All over the world families are facing temporary disruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Children are out of school, yet they cannot go to the playground with their friends. They are free from educational responsibilities but cannot visit in the homes of their neighbors. They have all this free time but can’t go to church services,…

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QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – Part 2

Food production

We are looking at food supply challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa, as well as trying to define the best ways to move forward to create long-term sustainability. Our questions are to Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, chairperson for Action for Progress, the not-for-profit Malawi administered organization working side-by-side with the Malawi Project. Last week was Part 1. Mr. Kabinda-Mbewe,…

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RUTH PAINFULLY FACES FAMINE

Ruth Aaron

We are confident the isolation we are feeling because of the coronavirus will pass and we will move our lives back to normal. Well, at least normal for those of us who live in developed nations! Normal is not the same for the people in Malawi who are suffering famine and have no way to…

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QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – Part 1

Field production

Blantyre, Malawi … In this 2-part series we are asking Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, the Chairperson for Action for Progress about food sustainability in Malawi. Action for Progress is the not-for-profit, faith-based organization, formed by Malawians to work closely with the Malawi Project. Chester is a successful and respected church and community leader, businessman, husband and father…

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CHALLENGE FACES NTCHISI SCHOOL

Boys in a classroom

Ntchisi, Malawi … The central region community that bears its name is the capital of the Ntchisi District of Malawi. Listed at number 16 out of a total of 28 districts, Ntchisi has a population of 317,069 people (2018 census), within its borders of 1,709 square kilometers (659.8486 square miles). Farming and farm products make up…

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SMALL GREEN GUAVAS

Fatsani

Sodzi Village, Malawi … Through 7-year-old eyes, little Fatsani watched cautiously as Wilson and Griven prepared for the food distribution. Obviously, he was apprehensive of these strangers who came to his village from some unknown place far away. Griven saw him even as he approached suspiciously from a distance; a poor boy dressed in what…

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LEBANON RESIDENTS DO THE HEAVY LIFTING

Lebanon residents loading truck

Lebanon, Indiana … For months Jim Messenger, a member of the Malawi Project’s Board of Directors, and his son-in-law, Lowell Miller, a teacher in the Lebanon Elementary School System gathered and boxed used schoolbooks and supplies. They were joined by Thorntown residents Theresa and Marvin Hayden, and Sheila and Doug McDonald, who gathered books and…

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