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COMES THE DAWN

Outside view of the new distribution hub

Opening Ceremony Moments Away Lilongwe, Malawi … The day dawned cool and brisk, a bit overcast, yet containing no fear of rain. The rains were still six weeks away. The red dust from the African earth tried to climb the tires of our vehicle as we traveled through rain parched countryside. Soon after leaving the…

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SUCCESS IS A 10 – MEET ALFRED CHIWALE

Alfred Chiwale

Lilongwe, Malawi … He was on the job site nearly every day the entire time the Action for Progress Distribution Hub was under construction. Now he can take a few days off and relax with his wife and 5 children. The distribution center was completed within his original budget proposals and in time for the…

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OUT WITH THE PAINT CANS

New distribution hub building

Building Gets Finishing Touches Lilongwe, Malawi … Compliments and accolades to Alfred Chiwale, and his crew at Diamond Construction for their skill and expertise in the construction of the new distribution hub that will make possible a higher number of assistance programs throughout the nation. Cheers and praise to Wilson Tembo, and the Board of…

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MEET CHESTER KABINDA-MBEWE

Chairman of Action for Progress Blantyre, Malawi… The grandson of a Ngoni Tribal Chief, Chester Kabinda-Mbewe was born in central Malawi in 1963. He grew up in Mphathi (nick-named: a barefoot boy from Mphathi), a tiny village about 40 kilometers west of the Dedza Trading Center in Central Malawi. After attending Dedza LEA Primary school…

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JUST IN TIME DELIVERY

Tick, Tick, Tick, The Minutes Down Indianapolis, Indiana … If this were a Hollywood western, it would have been “high noon.” Had it been a manufacturing deadline it may have been referred to as “just in time delivery.” If it had been the arrival of an important delegation it might have been described as arriving “at…

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PREDICTION OF COMING CHANGE

Future Will Not Mimic the Past Lilongwe, Malawi … Forty percent of the population of Malawi is under the age of 15. It is a stunning statistic and indicates major changes and exciting potential for the future. More children than ever before are going to school, and more and more are studying abroad. Television became…

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FIRST GOAL MET – NEXT IN SIGHT

For the past several months the goal of the Malawi Project has been to assist Action for Progress, our Malawi counterpart organization, to complete registration, land purchase and the construction of a new distribution hub. Thanks to you this goal has been met. During that same period of time two 40-foot shipping containers have arrived…

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MEDICINAL PLANTS SOURCE OF HOPE

When Drugs Are in Short Supply By Wilson Tembo Lilongwe, Malawi … Plants have been used throughout history as a source of medicine. People have depended on natural medicine from plants to heal ill health worldwide. In African 70 – 80% of the population uses traditional medicines from plants for their daily health care. Out…

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STAGGERING LOSSES IN STORAGE

The Villain is often the Grain Storage Bin Lilongwe, Malawi … “I can’t tell you how often I have traveled through the Malawi countryside snapping picture after picture of the quaint and picturesque bamboo grain bins situated in and around village huts. They are photogenic and unique, and something few people in western nations get…

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TC’S LAST JOURNEY

Reaching its Final Resting Place Lilongwe, Malawi … There was no going away party, no gold watch, and not even a single tear shed. TC left the Mobility Ministries production facility in Demotte, Indiana on March 26, filled with 158 adult-sized mobility carts, 78 child carts, 50 boxes of books and tools, and 12,000 pounds…

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