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STARRY EYED DREAMERS

Gutwein brothers, Cary, Brad and Dan.

Their web site refers to the three brothers, Brad, Cary and Dan Gutwein, as “Starry-Eyed Dreamers Who Are Passionate About Perfect Coffee” (https://www.coppermooncoffee.com/pages/our-journey ). While their dream of creating perfect coffee, through their family roastery in Lafayette, Indiana, the brothers from Copper Moon Coffee and their father, Elden, (who shares a similar passion), have been…

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INDIANAPOLIS COMPANY TURNS ON THE LIGHTS

Supplies on a flat

Indianapolis, Indiana … The web site notes that IKIO Lighting is a US-based manufacturer of LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial, Industrial, Horticulture, Multi-family residential/Hospitality and Hazardous Location applications, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China and UAE. For the Malawi Project the name IKIO signals a benevolent contributor offering to turn on,…

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RACE IS NECK AND NECK TO THE FINISH

Who Will be First at the Finish Line? Lilongwe, Malawi and Indianapolis, Indiana … If one did not know better, it could be concluded the contractor and the fundraisers are in a race to see who reaches the finish line first. The problem is if the fundraisers reach the needed funds first, there is no…

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RACE TO THE FINISH

Indianapolis, Indiana … With the last day of June safely in the rear-view mirror, the construction of the Distribution Center in Malawi moves into its final month. With it looms the final two payments for the construction. By the end of July, the building is projected to be completed, and the final contract payments will…

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FUNDING PASSES $ 100,000.00 FOR CONSTRUCTION

Indianapolis, Indiana … With the construction of the new distribution center moving rapidly along, the process of fundraising is heading into the home stretch with nearly 2/3 of the needed funds now available to Action for Progress. This is not just a building. It is a distribution hub for medical supplies for hospitals and healthcare…

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CHRISTIANS FAR EXCEED NUMBER OF BIBLES

It’s a Sunday morning, and not uncommon for Christians to flock to their respective places of worship. Malawi has a very high percentage of Christians, and the Bible is the most important tool for any Christian. It is the Word of God. This Sunday morning, I traveled 40 minutes north of Malawi’s capital city and…

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JOINING THE FOUNDATION

Lilongwe, Malawi … As the foundation walls settle into their new home at the site of the new Action for Progress distribution hub near Lilongwe, truckloads of fill dirt arrive to join them. Nearly four feet of fill dirt is being offloaded by hand, as the 22-man workforce, dressed in blue jumpsuit type work uniforms,…

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Groundbreakings and Cornerstones

Lilongwe, Malawi … One usually schedules a “groundbreaking” as an event that precedes the work of the contractor to begin construction. It is like the opening gun at the Kentucky Derby, or the Indianapolis 500. Bang … and we are off and running, but not before you hear the signaling gunshot. But it does not…

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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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