Posts by Richard Stephens

MEET CHESTER KABINDA-MBEWE

Chairman of Action for Progress Blantyre, Malawi… The grandson of a Ngoni Tribal Chief, Chester Kabinda-Mbewe was born in central Malawi in 1963. He grew up in Mphathi (nick-named: a barefoot boy from Mphathi), a tiny village about 40 kilometers west of the Dedza Trading Center in Central Malawi. After attending Dedza LEA Primary school…

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JUST IN TIME DELIVERY

Tick, Tick, Tick, The Minutes Down Indianapolis, Indiana … If this were a Hollywood western, it would have been “high noon.” Had it been a manufacturing deadline it may have been referred to as “just in time delivery.” If it had been the arrival of an important delegation it might have been described as arriving “at…

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PREDICTION OF COMING CHANGE

Future Will Not Mimic the Past Lilongwe, Malawi … Forty percent of the population of Malawi is under the age of 15. It is a stunning statistic and indicates major changes and exciting potential for the future. More children than ever before are going to school, and more and more are studying abroad. Television became…

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REACHING THE GOAL

Project Reaches Building Fund Goal Indianapolis, Indiana … This time a year ago the search for suitable land was in full swing, bids were being prepared for the new distribution hub, and Action for Progress was planning size-able future growth. In order to help Action for Progress reach its optimistic objectives, the Malawi Project would…

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RACE TO THE FINISH

Indianapolis, Indiana … With the last day of June safely in the rear-view mirror, the construction of the Distribution Center in Malawi moves into its final month. With it looms the final two payments for the construction. By the end of July, the building is projected to be completed, and the final contract payments will…

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TWO TRAILERS APPROACHING SITE

Lilongwe, Malawi … Two 40-foot shipping containers are approaching their destination in Malawi and are expected to arrive in the next few days. Both are expected to reach the new Action for Progress warehouse west of Lilongwe shortly before it’s completion. While this will create some storage and logistical problems, pre-planning already has been taken…

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FOUNDATION SOLIDLY IN PLACE, WALLS NEXT

Lilongwe, Malawi … Wilson Tembo, Executive Director of Action for Progress reports the foundation for the new distribution center has now been completed. Steel beams and block walls begin going in the next few days. The center will serve as a distribution and work site for nationwide operations to assist the people of Malawi in…

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POLICE AND THE PILL CONTAINERS

Police College Hospital, Zomba, Malawi … Most supporters of the Malawi Project’s now ended pill container program will recall how this program ended on such a successful note, having received approximately 4,000,000 pill containers. The bulk of the containers are currently reaching the public through the over 600 government medical facilities in the nation. However,…

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