Malawi Project

MEDICAL SUPPLIES REACH LARGEST HOSPITAL

Kamuzu Central Hospital Receives Much Needed Supplies Lilongwe, Malawi … Kamuzu Central Hospital is located between the seat of government and the old town portion of Lilongwe. It symbolically spans the gap between the past and the present, and it lists itself as having over 1,000 beds. As the main referral hospital in the country,…

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JOINING THE FOUNDATION

Lilongwe, Malawi … As the foundation walls settle into their new home at the site of the new Action for Progress distribution hub near Lilongwe, truckloads of fill dirt arrive to join them. Nearly four feet of fill dirt is being offloaded by hand, as the 22-man workforce, dressed in blue jumpsuit type work uniforms,…

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Groundbreakings and Cornerstones

Lilongwe, Malawi … One usually schedules a “groundbreaking” as an event that precedes the work of the contractor to begin construction. It is like the opening gun at the Kentucky Derby, or the Indianapolis 500. Bang … and we are off and running, but not before you hear the signaling gunshot. But it does not…

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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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