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DEDZA DISTRICT

Dedza District

The Dedza District of Malawi straddles Highway M-1 and is situated directly south of the Lilongwe District. It hovers along the Zambian border to its west and contains Dedza Mountain near its center. The mountain rises 2,198 meters or 7,200 feet above the valley floor. Walking to the top requires an estimated 2 hours. The…

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LILONGWE DISTRICT

Lilongwe District

The Lilongwe District of Malawi is located in the central region of the country on the Lilongwe River, 58 kilometers (36 miles) east of the Zambia border. It is host to the nation’s capital city of Lilongwe with a population of 1,227,100, while the district records 1,346,360. There is the only city in Malawi with…

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MORE THAN JUST FOOD STORAGE

Villagers tending the crops in a field

A Visit to Joseph Project 1 Kasitu Village area, Dowa Valley (Central Region) – “It was certainly one of the highlights of my trip. Not that everything else was not exciting and impressive. By all means, it was a great week, but going to Joseph Project 1, seeing the fields with a second harvest, watching…

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SPECIAL CELEBRATION FOR A SPECIAL BUILDING

The day of the chicken

Lilongwe, Malawi … “It is a very special building, and the workers who built it need special recognition,” Suzi said shortly after its completion. “Let’s plan a special celebration and give everyone a chicken as a reward for their work.” Suzi’s husband and co-founder of the Malawi Project, Dick Stephens observes, “This is not out…

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MARTHA’S LIFE IS THREATENED

Martha being treated for burns on her arms and torso

“Mama Suzi, Mama Suzi, come ‘STAT’”, resonated urgently over the intercom from the hospital. I did not know what I was going to find as I ran from the house to the hospital, down the long incline of steps and across the courtyard. The term ‘STAT’ was used only for very critical situations, and in…

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ONE PUMP, ONE COMMUNITY, AND ONE BUILDING BRINGS SUCCESS

Crops being irrigated

The People Had a Mind to Work Funny Ganizani. Mgemezulu Village – Dowa, Malawi. Three years ago, a lesson was taught to a 250-member church on the subject of Preparedness. Richard Stephens, a co-founder of the Malawi Project encouraged members to cultivate an attitude of self-help by preparing for possible eventualities. Like Joseph did way…

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COMES THE DAWN (part 5)

Chester Kabinda-Mbewe and Bryon Bhagwandin at the ribbon cutting ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Lilongwe, Malawi … The television people moved into position as the crowd moved closer to the loading dock door. Red and blue ribbons were strung five feet above the concrete floor extending from door frame to door frame. The camera started rolling as Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, in his white Action for Progress shirt, and…

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COMES THE DAWN (part4)

Mobility Units

“I Can Move About Again” Lilongwe, Malawi … As the gathered crowd gathered to witness the ribbon-cutting, two forty-foot containers sat quietly, nearly hidden from sight, on the opposite side of the giant warehouse. One of these was TC, the overseas container that recently made the harrowing trip from the U.S. to Malawi to make…

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COMES THE DAWN (part 3)

Suzi Stephens standing with Madalitso Mwandoloma, Medical Director for Action for Progress

Seeing with Medical Eyes Lilongwe, Malawi … After the first speeches were given under the big tent the ceremony broke for a few minutes while everyone prepared for the ribbon-cutting ceremony near the wide overhead door. As many of the guests milled about and visited, Suzi Stephens, Medical Director for the Malawi Project gravitated to…

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COMES THE DAWN (part 2)

Inside view of the new distribution hub

Massive Size Unexpected Lilongwe, Malawi … Walking inside this cavernous structure everyone is immediately impressed with width, height, and length of space of the new Action for Progress distribution hub. During the ceremony, later in the morning Mr. Symon Sauzande, the representative from CONGOMA, the government agency commissioned to coordinate with NGO’s in Malawi stated,…

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