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Big Blue Barrels of Bleach

Blue barrels of bleach

The government has sent a large supply of bleach to every tier one, and all of the nation’s 28 district hospitals. These hospitals are centrally located in each of Malawi’s districts, so the distribution of bleach has gone nationwide.

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Worst Economic Crisis in 30 Years – Part 2

Schools- rural village

Statistics Outline the Problem The World Bank estimates between 40 million and 60 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty (living on less than $1.90 a day) by the pandemic. This will be the first growth in extreme poverty since 1998, when the Asian financial crisis hit. It adds to the more than 600 million people…

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Worst Economic Crisis in 30 Years – Part 1


Covid Cripples Malawi Economy Lilongwe, Malawi … “The COVID crisis is leading least developed countries to their worst economic crisis in 30 years, with per capita GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for the group expected to fall by 2.6 per cent this year,” said Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General, during a virtual press conference. In a recent review of…

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Converting Stadiums while Digging Graves

Bingu National Stadium

Lilongwe, Malawi … While statistics indicate the pandemic of Covid-19 is on a rampage in Malawi, perhaps the seriousness of the problem is seen more vividly in the following news items. ———- Soccer Stadium turns into Covid Hospital In Lilongwe, the Ministry of Health is setting up Bingu National Stadium as an emergency Covid Hospital. …

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Community Rallies in Support

Trailer loading volunteers

Lebanon, Indiana … The central Indiana community of Lebanon has been viewed as a sleepy bedroom community for the larger capital city to its south, Indianapolis. While Indianapolis had a metropolitan population of more than two million in 2020, Lebanon was home to just over 16,000. Although much smaller in number, Lebanon’s outpouring of support…

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Warehouse & Well

West of Lilongwe, Malawi … Next to the recently constructed distribution center where the  Malawi Project ships its medical, educational, and agricultural supplies, a well was built to service the warehouse and the people from nearby rural villages.  So, with that in mind, picture the following…The late afternoon sun will soon cast its long shadows across…

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A woman hoeing

Roadblocks to Progress Lilongwe, Malawi … Many well-intentioned people see the extreme poverty in emerging nations and believe a simple solution exists. All it takes, they conclude, is sufficient funding. This nagging problem will dissolve if enough money is raised. After all, that has been the answer to many problems in the west! But, in…

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Key officials only were invited to avoid overcrowding

Lilongwe, Malawi … “I experienced an overwhelming shock when I saw patient after patient-facing infections from contamination in the very medical facilities they had entered for relief,” observes Suzi Stephens RN, the Malawi Project’s Medical Director. She recalls her 1993 exposure to Malawi’s medical situation, “I saw conditions that were often worse than those that had caused…

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COVID-19 virus

(The following is a first-hand report from Wilson Tembo, Executive Director for our sister organization in Malawi, Action for Progress, on the situation in Malawi, as its people continue to struggle under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic.) In many western nations, people can buy and store large amounts of food for long periods of…

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