Posts by Richard Stephens

HUNGER LOOMS AS DROUGHT DELAYS CROPS

The role of community warehouses in ending food insecurity By Wilson Isaac Tembo Malawi’s Constitution states that access to and utilization of nutritionally adequate and safe food in the right quantities is a right of each individual (Food Security policy, Ministry of Agriculture, 2006). This emphasizes the importance of food to every human being. However,…

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HAILSTORM STRIKES DEDZA

Renders Hundreds Destitute Dedza, Malawi … Tuesday January 2, 2018 was just another day, a day like any other in central Malawi. However, it changed as heavy rains and strong winds came in from the east. The wind and rain alone were customary for this time of year, but this was different. One victim reported…

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CHIFUNIRO HAS AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

Crawling Over Three Miles to School “His eyes are set on the future, and he has set the route to follow.” This is the way Wilson Tembo, of the Malawi Project, describes Chifuniro Joseph, a 14-year-old boy from Chikamana Village in the Balaka District of Malawi. A neighbor, who has watched him face his mobility…

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MOBILITY REACHES SABUBENI LENI

Dzamba Village, Malawi … It is easy to remember Sabubeni Leni. He was in the audience in September when members of the Malawi Project’s board of directors accompanied Larry Vincent, an American missionary from Decatur, Alabama to Leni’s village quite close to the Zambian border. The story of meeting Salubeni appeared on the Malawi Project…

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CARPENTRY TOOLS LEAD TO PRODUCTIVE LIFE

Unemployment Over the Top Thondwe Carpentry and Joinery – Zomba, Malawi… While Malawi has reduced its birth rate from 7+ children per family to 5.5 the per cent of the population under 24 years of age stands at a whooping 67.02%. With a medium age of 16.5 years, the number of young people dependent on…

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HIGHWAY HORROR

Getting Home Before Dark Lilongwe, Malawi … While the people of impoverished Malawi own few cars there is an accident rate far out of proportion to its size. There are a number of factors, one of which is the careless disregard of many drivers for road safety and proper driving etiquette. Other factors also include…

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MDYANKHANDA ORPHAN CARE CENTER

The Place Where Guinea Find Food Dwangwa, Malawi … The word “mdyankhanda” means, “The place where the guinea finds food,” and for 173 orphans in villages north of the Dwangwa Trading Center this center is where the children find hope, food and a future. Not only does this Community Based Development Association spread its wings…

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MALAWI ARTIST PAINTS SUCCESS

Kingsley Maigwa Opens A View of Malawi “Life is like a mirror; when you smile, it smiles back at you.” “No food for a lazy man.” “We have to work to achieve what we want in life.” These are some of the thoughtful sayings that led off an interview with Malawi artist Kingsley Maigwa in…

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NO GLOVES – UNACCEPTABLE!

Christmas Gifts to Malawi Scene 1 – Doctor in a Malawi Government Hospital You are a doctor making preparations for surgery to assist a seriously ill patient? The staff has done everything possible to clean the surgery area; however, they have no soap with which to clean, and they are faced with another problem. There…

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“PASS ME ANOTHER WATER BOTTLE!”

Conservation Project Uses Bottles More than 4,000 plastic water bottles, including coke and catsup containers, as well as various other plastic bottles have been collected all over Senga Bay.   In a campaign to clean up the bay area, and conserve natural resources, (including an attempt to slow dumping of more refuge in landfills), Senga…

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