Action For Progress

Youth outside of the hospital

Youth Learning Servant Hearts

Recently the patients, staff, and family members at the Balaka District Hospital recently observed, not the worst, but the best in young people.

Where There is no Store

Today’s visitors will be surprised to find almost no chain stores from outside the continent.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Malawi

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 health systems worldwide have been overwhelmed and Malawi has a very poor health system.

Two Organizations – One Mission

It is not often that two organizations, chartered in two different parts of the world, formed by members of two different nationalities, can create a working relationship that is nearly seamless in its execution. However, this is what has taken place between the Malawi Project in the U.S. and Action for Progress in Malawi.  The Malawi Project was formed in the …

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Action for Progress Recognizes Students

Sankhani Primary School, Malawi … The Sankhani School has 1,335 students and is located just east of the Action for Progress distribution center west of Lilongwe. Each day children see the trucks coming and going, delivering needed supplies free to hospitals, clinics, prisons, schools, churches, and community groups all over the nation. These are supplies …

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Fishing for cars

The Vehicle Drowned There!

A few days ago, a friend offered to take Wilson Tembo’s son back to school in Blantyre. (Wilson is the Executive Director for Action for Progress in Malawi). Wilson loaned him his car for the trip. The trip down was uneventful, but on the way back to Lilongwe the driver lost control of Wilson’s car …

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Lilongwe, Malawi … With the recent construction of the new distribution hub underway two 40-foot shipping containers, one with food destined for starving communities, and the other with hand-peddled mobility units, hand tools, and other supplies arrived at the Lilongwe site and were positioned near the new building. The contents of the two containers were …


Chester Kabinda-Mbewe and Bryon Bhagwandin at the ribbon cutting ceremony


Ribbon Cutting Lilongwe, Malawi … The television people moved into position as the crowd moved closer to the loading dock door. Red and blue ribbons were strung five feet above the concrete floor extending from door frame to door frame. The camera started rolling as Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, in his white Action for Progress shirt, and …

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Mobility Units


“I Can Move About Again” Lilongwe, Malawi … As the gathered crowd gathered to witness the ribbon-cutting, two forty-foot containers sat quietly, nearly hidden from sight, on the opposite side of the giant warehouse. One of these was TC, the overseas container that recently made the harrowing trip from the U.S. to Malawi to make …

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Suzi Stephens standing with Madalitso Mwandoloma, Medical Director for Action for Progress


Seeing with Medical Eyes Lilongwe, Malawi … After the first speeches were given under the big tent the ceremony broke for a few minutes while everyone prepared for the ribbon-cutting ceremony near the wide overhead door. As many of the guests milled about and visited, Suzi Stephens, Medical Director for the Malawi Project gravitated to …

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