Malawi Project

BUDGET TRIPLES FOR DEVELOPMENT

Indianapolis, Indiana … At a recent meeting of the Malawi Project’s Board of Directors, Suzi Stephens and Jim Messenger listen intently as a budget is proposed for 2019 that will be triple what the budget was for 2018. The reason is the development and construction of a major headquarters hub and distribution center in Lilongwe,…

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A GIRL YOU WILL NEVER MEET

You will never meet her. In fact, you will probably spend less than a minute viewing this picture of Valentine Waiti, a teenage girl from Malawi. You will never know her family, nor step inside the village in which she lives. You will never hear her voice, meet her siblings, or see her classmates in…

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INTERVIEW ABOUT MALAWI

Stylized picture of Richard Stevens with a Malawian girl

Indianapolis, Indiana … Through both radio and a podcast production information was recently conveyed about Malawi, and the work of the Malawi Project. Thanks to Chuck Moeller, a co-worker for many years, as well as a strong advocate of the work being accomplished in Malawi, an introduction was made with Todd Huff of Todd Huff…

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MESSENGER’ MESSAGE ABOUT MALAWI

Jim and Ann Messenger in Lilongwe

My wife and I returned from two weeks in Malawi on 10/1/18. Our group of eight traveled throughout the country visiting various sites and projects undertaken by the Malawi Project. This was my second trip to Africa but just my first to Malawi. This was one of the most emotional series of events in my…

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A LIFE SAVING TOOTHBRUSH

Beautiful Smile with toothpaste in the foreground

Sitting in the home of the hospital administrator we listened as she described the problems she faced at this small rural hospital. We had only been in Malawi for two years and were still learning. Much of what we were learning was new, and a lot of it was almost impossible to believe. “It is…

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A THIRD OF A MILE AWAY

Rose Ngulube and Mobility Mzimba District, Malawi … Less than a third of a mile! That is the distance from the home of Rose Ngulube, age 42, and the nearest trading center, just one-third of a mile away. And yet for the last 15 years Rose has been unable to visit the trading center, or…

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EXCITEMENT ABOUT PENCILS

Organization Focuses on Schools Indianapolis, Indiana … The excitement with their year old organization was evident as Helen Humphrey and Claudia Smith described the vision for 10,000 Pencils, a non-profit group focused on sending school supplies to needy school children. Helen, a native of Johannesburg, and President of 10,000 Pencils, and Claudia Smith, a native…

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HAILSTORM STRIKES DEDZA

Renders Hundreds Destitute Dedza, Malawi … Tuesday January 2, 2018 was just another day, a day like any other in central Malawi. However, it changed as heavy rains and strong winds came in from the east. The wind and rain alone were customary for this time of year, but this was different. One victim reported…

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CHIFUNIRO HAS AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

Crawling Over Three Miles to School “His eyes are set on the future, and he has set the route to follow.” This is the way Wilson Tembo, of the Malawi Project, describes Chifuniro Joseph, a 14-year-old boy from Chikamana Village in the Balaka District of Malawi. A neighbor, who has watched him face his mobility…

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MOBILITY REACHES SABUBENI LENI

Dzamba Village, Malawi … It is easy to remember Sabubeni Leni. He was in the audience in September when members of the Malawi Project’s board of directors accompanied Larry Vincent, an American missionary from Decatur, Alabama to Leni’s village quite close to the Zambian border. The story of meeting Salubeni appeared on the Malawi Project…

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