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COVID-19 MAKES IT REAL

Staging area

Indianapolis, Indiana … For many people in the U.S., the critical need for protective masks and gloves was not a part of surviving the next day. This was something new as a major pandemic spread across the nation. People in the medical profession understood the life-saving nature of these items, while few in the general…

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STORAGE UNIT FILLING FAST

Supplies filling up shipping container

Lebanon, Indiana … With the coronavirus just beginning to gain a foothold in Malawi, and with the lack of medical protective supplies, support staff, and hospital beds, one can conclude the people there are facing a critical situation.  Shipments of medical supplies will be arriving at the Action for Progress distribution hub in the next…

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IMPALA, THE ANIMAL

Impala

Liwonde Game Park, Malawi … This story is about an animal, not a car! However, one will find it interesting to know that in 1956 General Motors named what would become one of its most popular cars after this fast-moving antelope. The car carried the image of an impala as its logo.   Impalas are medium-sized…

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WALKING UNDER A LADDER

Kudu

Liwonde Game Park, Malawi … Everyone has heard the warning about walking under a ladder when someone above is painting the ceiling. Well perhaps not everyone! The kudu seems not to have heard the warning, and this animal appears to be an early warning system for the rest of us to remember what might happen…

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IMAGINE THE NIGHT!

Goats walking across one of the few paved roads

On a Roadway in Malawi … There are few paved roads in Malawi, and even fewer without dangerous pavement breaks along the edges of the roadway. Most roads are narrow, and most are rut-carved dirt roads, with an abundance of potholes. Even being on one of the decent roads, it is still dangerous. Large trucks…

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TWENTY-SIX YEARS & COUNTING

Ireen in her mobility unit

Blantyre, Malawi … Ireen had been working as a nurse in the health care field for twenty-six years when suddenly in 2016 it all ended. She was struck with a devastating stroke, and found herself no longer able to provide for herself, or carry out a second business she needed for income. Not only was…

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GUARDIANS IN THE BULLSEYE

Lilongwe, Malawi … “While warnings about Covid-19 are widely heard in jingles and public health announcements in cities like Blantyre and Lilongwe, they have barely reached the remote rural areas where nearly 90% of Malawi’s population live and farm, and few people have access to TV, radio or electricity,” says Patrick Kamzitu, a health worker in central…

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RATTLE, RATTLE, WHO IS THERE?

Elephant

I looked up from the desk to see a 5-foot-tall baboon sitting on the other side of the room looking at me a bit puzzled. He wasn’t alone, I had failed to close the door to the deck of our chalet overlooking the South Luangwa River, and while I was looking at my computer screen…

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CHALLENGE FACES NTCHISI SCHOOL

Boys in a classroom

Ntchisi, Malawi … The central region community that bears its name is the capital of the Ntchisi District of Malawi. Listed at number 16 out of a total of 28 districts, Ntchisi has a population of 317,069 people (2018 census), within its borders of 1,709 square kilometers (659.8486 square miles). Farming and farm products make up…

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May I Borrow Your Lane?

Traveling Near Dedza on M-1 in Malawi… We are traveling south of Lilongwe and as usual, it is alarming for Americans to see what looks like someone driving on the “wrong side of the road.” This is not the case. In Malawi, they drive on the left side, while in the U.S. we drive on…

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