Lilongwe, Malawi … In first-world nations purchasing some sort of car, SUV, or other motorized vehicle is within the reach of most families. However, in emerging world nations like Malawi, cars are something the vast majority will never own, or even drive. Even for public officials, doctors, lawyers, tribal leaders, and prosperous businesspeople the cost …
After visiting Malawi for the first time in late 2022, Dan Brewer, a member of the Malawi Project’s board of directors and former Treasurer for the group, saw first-hand the depth of poverty suffered by the people of Malawi.
According to the World Health Organization between March and October there have been 6,056 cases of cholera in Malawi
When we arrived the scene in front of us took our breath away. Somehow, we had not drawn a mental picture of what 5,000 children in one place at one time looked like. And to see these children sitting quietly and patiently on the road in long rows of 100, waiting for us to arrive was something we have never forgotten.
In Malawi this idea of problems (or disasters) coming in groups of three is alive and well and coming in numbers even larger than three. This time it is hitting with the force of four or more. One must realize words and phrases mean different things in different parts of the world. This is especially true in Malawi.
Since the completion of a large distribution center west of the capital, a total of 28 containers of agricultural, educational, and medical aid has been sent to Malawi.
In only ten days, four 40-foot shipping containers rolled up to the Action for Progress warehouse west of Lilongwe.
What does the future hold for this tiny cluster of humanity trying to survive in a massive sea of need? Planting is just beginning, and harvest is a season away. The need exists in so many parts of the world. There is a warning flag flying and it does not indicate promising times in coming months.
A brand new green and blue mobility unit was wheeled out and fitted for Mwachira Pasiyano. He peddled around the AfP warehouse and grounds.
Mbingwa Village … They were already waiting when the three members of the Board of Directors for the Malawi Project arrived at a school near their village. Jim Messenger, Dan Brewer, and Dick Stephens had only arrived the day before, but Wilson Tembo and his team with Action for Progress were not losing a minute …