Dzidaure Community Development Agency

The Dzidaure Project is another in a series of new programs being instituted throughout Malawi by the Malawi Project.     Near the sties that are currently under evaluation the Lintipe River rambles aimlessly through the area near the Trading Center that carries its name, but it offers only minimal assistance to the habitants of the …

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Wheelchairs To Kamuzu Airport

Disabled Travelers Can Now Expect Assistance     Kamuzu International Airport, Malawi … One can hardly imagine a handicapped person arriving at an International Airport only to find no wheelchair available to assist them.  Until recently this was true in Malawi, Central Africa until the donation of seven wheelchairs to the Airport Authority from the Malawi …

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Kuthandiza Outreach Receives A Boost

       The Malawi Project continues to enlarge its programs of assistance in other districts of Malawi. One of the program additions is the Kuthandiza Osayenda Disability Outreach in Salima, Malawi.           The Kuthandiza program was started because of the disability of its director, Mr. George Chimpiko Banda who was born with disabled …

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An Obsession With Drawing

His Passion Reaches Into Mtendere Children’s Village     “Kingsley Maigwa is my name; I live for art and I paint to live. From the moment I received a slate and pencil at primary school, I became obsessed with drawing. I use oil or acrylic paint on canvas but I like to experiment using fabric and …

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Board Member Credited With Saving a Life

Trotwood, Ohio … At the regular monthly meeting of the City Council for Trotwood, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio Commodations were extended to the Trotwood Fire and Rescue unit and Suzi Stephens RN, the Medical Director for the Malawi Project. The plaque and letter was given to Mrs. Stephens as a result of her life …

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Bangwe Factory – Project Adds Yet Another Site

Part of the Council for the Handicapped Program     The Bangwe Weaving Factory opened in 1976 as a result of the creation of the Malawi Council For The Handicapped (MACOHA) by an act of the Malawi Parliament in 1971 (Chapter 35:02) under the administration of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda the First President of the nation. …

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When We Arrived, Glen Wept

 “He has a gentle and open nature like very few people that I’ve ever met,” reports Mark Thiesen an American working in the southern part of Malawi. Mark has been part of a missionary family in Malawi since he was a small boy. His parents were missionaries in the northern part of the nation and …

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Five Years and Nearly Five Hundred Quilts Later

    It started in 1998 when Jenny Church from Indianapolis, Indiana USA made a quilt for her employer to take to Malawi and give to a needy family. When the Stephens couple returned that year they brought Jenny a picture of the recipient of her first donated quilt. Her story appeared on the Project’s web …

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Maternity Clinic To Receive A New Roof

    Namikango Maternity Clinic was built in the trading center of Thondwe in 1973-74. Thondwe is located just a few miles east of the city of Blantyre, the commercial center of the nation in the southern region of the country. Between 60 and 80 babies a month are born in the facility. Mark Thiesen, …

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Namateni Banda, A Wheelchair Makes Her Useful

She Thought She Was Useless A forty-six-year old lady named Namateni Banda lives in a village called Kawamba Villege. She lives in the area of Traditional Tribal Authority Mponela in Dowa District. This is the first district or state north of the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi, Central Africa. Namateni was able to walk until …

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