Be The Change

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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CARPENTRY TOOLS LEAD TO PRODUCTIVE LIFE

Unemployment Over the Top Thondwe Carpentry and Joinery – Zomba, Malawi… While Malawi has reduced its birth rate from 7+ children per family to 5.5 the per cent of the population under 24 years of age stands at a whooping 67.02%. With a medium age of 16.5 years, the number of young people dependent on…

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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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MALAWI ARTIST PAINTS SUCCESS

Kingsley Maigwa Opens A View of Malawi “Life is like a mirror; when you smile, it smiles back at you.” “No food for a lazy man.” “We have to work to achieve what we want in life.” These are some of the thoughtful sayings that led off an interview with Malawi artist Kingsley Maigwa in…

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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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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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CHANDIWO ACCEPTS GRAIN BUILDING CHALLENGE

Village Churches Unite Under Joseph Project Chandiwo Village, Malawi … North of the Mponela Trading Center, and about 12 kilometers south of Madizi, thirteen churches have organized their members into a farm co-operative at Chandiwo Village. The intention is to participate in the Malawi Project’s Joseph Project, a program designed to bring joint community cooperation…

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GLUED TO THE VILLAGE

MAN WHO CAN’T WALK REPAIRS SHOES   Chitera Village, Malawi … Unless you are living the nightmare, it is impossible to imagine what it would be like to be “glued to your village” your entire life. It is a vivid expression and is the way Wilson Tembo described the situation he discovered when he met…

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