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THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PAIRS!

Indianapolis, Indiana … Now that is a lot of gloves! Literally, thousands and thousands of medical personnel, first responders, and others in Malawi that need protection from the spread of disease will be helped by contributors who have contributed over 300,000 pairs of gloves.   How does one express appreciation when the deed is so…

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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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THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT

It was a busy day, and we had a lot of things to get done. It is always that way in Malawi. No matter how long our schedule allows us to be in the country there is never enough time. Going here, going there. Meeting this group, meeting that group. Planning this, planning that.  …

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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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CRAWLING NEAR DEATH’S DOOR

With Wilson Tembo’s return to the capital to head up Action for Progress, it was quite evident how much Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe had changed in the eight years he had been in the southern region. While Wilson is originally from a village north of the city, he had been working in and around…

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SHE IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Macheka Village, Malawi … In a land where water never freezes, snow is seldom seen, and few will ever experience an ocean gale in icy weather, Wilson Tembo’s explanation of the plight of 19-year-old Patuma Mbwana, is an interesting way to define the situation. “She is the tip of the iceberg,” he says, and somehow,…

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A GIRL YOU WILL NEVER MEET

You will never meet her. In fact, you will probably spend less than a minute viewing this picture of Valentine Waiti, a teenage girl from Malawi. You will never know her family, nor step inside the village in which she lives. You will never hear her voice, meet her siblings, or see her classmates in…

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BOONE COUNTY SCHOOLS BOOK DONATION

Volunteers loading books for Boone County's Central Elementary book donation

Lebanon, Indiana … The school year was barely underway when Jim Messenger, a board member for the Malawi Project, discussed the need in Malawi for textbooks and school supplies with his son-in-law, Lowell Miller, a teacher in the Lebanon, Indiana School System. Jim highlighted how schools in Malawi had few books, and often an entire…

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NO LONGER “GLUED TO HIS VILLAGE”

Charles Mpunzeni

“Glued to his village,” was the way Wilson Tembo, Executive Director of Action for Progress described Charles Mpunzeni from Chitera Village in October 2017 (See his story https://www.malawiproject.org/glued-to-the-village/ ). Charles had been unable to walk since birth. In spite of his disability he had been able to grow to adulthood, marry, and father four children.…

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