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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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MDYANKHANDA ORPHAN CARE CENTER

The Place Where Guinea Find Food Dwangwa, Malawi … The word “mdyankhanda” means, “The place where the guinea finds food,” and for 173 orphans in villages north of the Dwangwa Trading Center this center is where the children find hope, food and a future. Not only does this Community Based Development Association spread its wings…

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“PASS ME ANOTHER WATER BOTTLE!”

Conservation Project Uses Bottles More than 4,000 plastic water bottles, including coke and catsup containers, as well as various other plastic bottles have been collected all over Senga Bay.   In a campaign to clean up the bay area, and conserve natural resources, (including an attempt to slow dumping of more refuge in landfills), Senga…

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EATING MUD AND DIRT

Asidi Chisale Saw Us Pass Him Zomba, Malawi … As they neared the village, Wilson Tembo saw him waiting for the vehicle to pass in front of him. Because he was crawling on the ground it was too dangerous to be near the roadway as traffic passed at a high rate of speed. Little did…

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INDIANA TEEN MAKES CLEAN WATER POSSIBLE

Linthipi, Malawi … Water must be available to sustain life, and this means where people are there is water. However, the fact that water is available does not mean it is clean water, nor does it mean there is an ample supply year around.   Malawi is the most densely populated nation in Africa, based…

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SMALL WOUND LEADS TO AMPUTATION

Salubeni Leni Moves About on One Leg It was Sunday morning and we were a long way from Lilongwe. In fact, we were closer to the Zambian border than the capital of Malawi. Our journey had taken us toward Zambia on M-12, and then 16 kilometers north along an exhausting, teeth jaring, pothole packed, dirt…

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