Action For Progress

LOOK BEYOND THE LENS!

WHAT DO YOU SEE? Lilongwe, Malawi … When one watches the walls going up on the new Action for Progress distribution hub west of the capital what do they see? Blocks? Dirt? Mortar? Beams? Workmen in blue work uniforms? Yes, it is evident the casual observer will see these objects. But that is not the…

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UNDER FIVE MINUTES!

Lilongwe, Malawi … In the U.S., Dick Stephens has a document he needs to sent overseas. He walks to the next room, raises the lid on a 2018 model print/copy/scan HP printer, and lays the document in position. He lightly touches the word marked “scan”, and around the edges of the closed lid, He can…

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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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WILSON TEMBO PROVES HIS WORTH

Executive Director of Action for Progress Born on the 27th of December 1979 Wilson would be the 6th, child, and final son in his family of 7 children. Home was a farm on the eastern edge of the Kasungu National Park in Malawi, Central Africa. In 1983, a year after the birth of Wilson’s youngest…

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LAND DEVELOPMENT MOVES ANOTHER STEP

Lilongwe, Malawi … In preparation for the beginning of construction for the new central warehouse hub for Action for Progress, the well (borehole) is now complete and operational. Moving to completion is the latrine and shower stations needed as the workmen begin the construction on the warehouse.   After being located in the central region…

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ONE OF THE WORST DISASTERS EVER

The cyclone that struck Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe this past week is being referred to by the United Nations as, “one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere.” Two million people have been affected, and destruction is spread over a land mass of 1,200 square miles. Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city…

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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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LAND DEVELOPMENT BEGINS

Lilongwe, Malawi … With the rain clouds threatening the plush, green landscape with another day of torrential rain the workers with the big orange truck owned by Gimm Holdings PVT Limited set out to drill a borehole (water well) on the land that will house AfP operations.   Acquired in October 2018 by Action for…

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