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OPPORTUNITY IN THE WALMART AISLE

Jessie, Suzi and Cheryl transferring supplies for Malawi

Chicago, Illinois … The December morning was cold, overcast, and near freezing with the possibility of icing on the roadway. In spite of these conditions, the cars left southern Wisconsin and central Indiana in order to meet south of Chicago and transfer large bags filled with supplies for Malawi.  The bags included over 150 back-packs for…

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RAIN, AS USUAL, BUT A WONDERFUL CHALLENGE

A 100 dollar bill

Lilongwe, Malawi — “A MORNING SHOWER”, “THUNDERSTORMS”, “MORNING RAINS”, “SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON”, “POSSIBLE STORMS”, “CLOUDY”, “RAIN”, … It’s that time of year in Malawi with rain predicted almost daily. Even I could be a reliable weather forecaster! For the next 5 months travel away from the main paved roads can be hazardous and should…

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IMAGINE CARRYING 39,000 LBS

Men unloading supplies from a truck in the rain

Lilongwe, Malawi … Imagine having to carry a trailer load of boxes totaling 39,000 pounds through the mud. Then imagine doing it in less than 2 hours. Thirty-Nine Thousand pounds is the total weight in many of the shipping containers going to Malawi. Two hours is the length of time the shipping firm allows for…

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MISSING THE TARGET

A target with darts all around it

Early this year we were confident that by now we would be showing you pictures of the wall nearly complete to protect the distribution center for Action for Progress/Malawi Project in Lilongwe. After all, the goal for this year was far less than the lofty goal last year of buying the land and constructing the…

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OPEN A LETTER – BUILD A WALL

MEET THE CARVER Lilongwe, Malawi … Here is an opportunity for you to help create a secure location for the supplies arriving in the distribution hub near Lilongwe. By contributing to the construction of a secure wall around this new facility, three additional things will occur: You will be supporting a carver who is trying…

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THE NEXT TIME US!

Sofia Phiri and her son

Nkhotakota, Malawi … “We were in the Tonka speaking part of Malawi, so it was almost impossible for us to communicate,” recalls Griven Kasalika, as he thinks back to the day, he and Wilson were distributing food to a poor village near the northwest corner of Lake Malawi. “I noticed this boy kept positioning himself so he could…

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HOUSEBOUND FOR 11-YEARS

Gerald Mbaisa

All over the world families are facing temporary disruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Children are out of school, yet they cannot go to the playground with their friends. They are free from educational responsibilities but cannot visit in the homes of their neighbors. They have all this free time but can’t go to church services,…

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RUTH PAINFULLY FACES FAMINE

Ruth Aaron

We are confident the isolation we are feeling because of the coronavirus will pass and we will move our lives back to normal. Well, at least normal for those of us who live in developed nations! Normal is not the same for the people in Malawi who are suffering famine and have no way to…

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CRAWLING IN THE SAND

Florence Sinthani

Salima, Malawi … Sitting under a nearby tree, she watched intently as Tembo and Kasalika unloaded a number of hand-peddled mobility units. Florence Sinthani is a 15-years-old girl from a village in Malawi. What are they doing? Who are they here to see? Visitors to this part of Africa are surprised to discover some of…

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GIVEN REASON TO SMILE

Given a Reason to Smile

Mthekeso Village, Malawi … Cars rush along the tarmac road, filled with laughing tourists, excited they will soon experience sandy beaches while watching the sunset on sparkling waters. But for Chisomo there are no sparkling waves or sandy beaches. Neighbors sing hymns and praise God at Sunday services while enjoying friends and neighbors. But for…

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