Malawi Project

Board Member Credited With Saving a Life

Trotwood, Ohio … At the regular monthly meeting of the City Council for Trotwood, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio Commodations were extended to the Trotwood Fire and Rescue unit and Suzi Stephens RN, the Medical Director for the Malawi Project. The plaque and letter was given to Mrs. Stephens as a result of her life […]

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When We Arrived, Glen Wept

 “He has a gentle and open nature like very few people that I’ve ever met,” reports Mark Thiesen an American working in the southern part of Malawi. Mark has been part of a missionary family in Malawi since he was a small boy. His parents were missionaries in the northern part of the nation and

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Five Years and Nearly Five Hundred Quilts Later

    It started in 1998 when Jenny Church from Indianapolis, Indiana USA made a quilt for her employer to take to Malawi and give to a needy family. When the Stephens couple returned that year they brought Jenny a picture of the recipient of her first donated quilt. Her story appeared on the Project’s web

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Maternity Clinic To Receive A New Roof

    Namikango Maternity Clinic was built in the trading center of Thondwe in 1973-74. Thondwe is located just a few miles east of the city of Blantyre, the commercial center of the nation in the southern region of the country. Between 60 and 80 babies a month are born in the facility. Mark Thiesen,

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Issah Malunga – Child Headed Household

    He had gone to the rice paddies near Salima in order to find piecework, and was referred to Samatha Ludick at Cool Runnings, “because she will help you.” said the matron who advised him. “It’s a long walk and I hate to have to send you so far, but you can get help there.”

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Recognition Extended by African Community International

During a recent gathering of the African community in Indianapolis the Malawi Project was awarded the prestigious “Philanthropy For Africa Award” for the humanitarian work being done in Africa. The award and plaque were given during the annual “Taste of Africa” event held in downtown Indianapolis.     Accepting the award on behalf of the Malawi

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Team Responsibilities Shift to Malawian Side Beginning 15 August

A year long evaluation relative to the realignment of some of the job responsibilities between members of the Malawi Project and the Blessings Complex has now been concluded.     In a report to the Board of Directors for the Malawi Project Richard Stephens, Board Chairman and Executive Director for the Project summed up the criteria

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Malawi Plants Its Future

On the Slopes Near Dedza         The problems keep coming, and the delay in getting away from Blessings means we will be late getting to the office of the Minister of Forestry for the nation of Malawi. I hate being late to any meeting, but to be late to a meeting with a government

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