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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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SOME SEE HOPE, OTHERS SEE NONE

Batton Brothers

Chipinjika Village, Ntchisi District, Malawi … In most first-world nations plans are underway to begin the revival of business and community activities. There is hope the worst part of the coronavirus may be behind us shortly. It will be back to business, back to eating in restaurants, back to ball games and family trips to…

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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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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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