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SITTING BY A GRASS HUT

Yamikani Village, (Lilongwe) Malawi … Siwa Mlomo never expected this day to come, yet here he was, sitting on a stoop beside the grass hut that he and his family call home. Wilson Tembo and Griven Kasalika had arrived at his village and his nephew had guided them to his house. Griven took the time…

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TEMPTED BY GREED

A big pile of U.S. currency

Indianapolis, Indiana … In recent weeks the U.S. has been alarmingly awakened with race relations problems caused by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As marches for justice sprung up around the country, another problem appeared at the same time. This problem is greed. Linked with the marches taking place in city…

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BUSINESS STRUGGLES AS HER MOBILITY STRUGGLES

Chrissy Ludaviko

Kausiwa Village, Malawi … It has been fourteen years since that fateful day when Chrissy Ludaviko, now 45 years old, felt the weakness in her legs. She recalls going to the doctor because of its severity, and they confirmed there was a problem, but they could not determine the cause nor could they recommend a…

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HEALTH RISKS INCREASE DUE TO SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES

Lilongwe, Malawi … Health systems are becoming stretched beyond their limit each day because of the increased ill-health among the population. The World seems turned on its head as each nation looks for ways to reduce the effects of the COVID-19. Cases are increasing rapidly worldwide.              At the writing of this report, the global confirmed…

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HANDED A STEPPING STONE

Brian Mhango

Blantyre, Malawi … “A lot of people who are much older than me go back to secondary school. All that matters is what one wants to achieve in life and then be geared to achieving it. This mobility unit is the stepping-stone I needed to move towards my destiny,” said Brian Mhango as he talked with members…

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MEDICAL SHIPMENTS ARRIVE – DISTRIBUTION BEGINS

Lilongwe, Malawi … In recent weeks three forty-foot shipping containers arrived at the Lilongwe Distribution Hub delivering large amounts of critically needed supplies. Offloading was handled by Action for Progress, the not-for-profit partner organization to the Malawi Project. It’s executive director, Wilson Tembo, has worked with the Malawi Project since 1999, and in 2018 assisted in the…

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ONE PERSON OUT OF ALL THE NUMBERS

Divine Martin

Lilongwe, Malawi … The statistics are staggering. According to the Malawi Housing and Population Census report for 2018 (page 28), there are 1,556,670 people in Malawi suffering from some form of disability. This includes hearing, seeing, walking, speaking, etc. Of that number 418,669 have walking challenges. But that is not the real story. The real…

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CRITICALLY NEEDED SHIPMENT BEING PREPARED

Suzi Stephens RN Looks Over Supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … “We have the greatest fear and deepest concern for the people of Malawi, as the threat of the coronavirus continues to increase in Sub-Saharan Africa,” warns Suzi Stephens, Medical Director for the Malawi Project. “Even in the most advanced countries in the world medical capability has been strained almost beyond their capability. It appears only…

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COVID-19 MAKES IT REAL

Staging area

Indianapolis, Indiana … For many people in the U.S., the critical need for protective masks and gloves was not a part of surviving the next day. This was something new as a major pandemic spread across the nation. People in the medical profession understood the life-saving nature of these items, while few in the general…

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STORAGE UNIT FILLING FAST

Supplies filling up shipping container

Lebanon, Indiana … With the coronavirus just beginning to gain a foothold in Malawi, and with the lack of medical protective supplies, support staff, and hospital beds, one can conclude the people there are facing a critical situation.  Shipments of medical supplies will be arriving at the Action for Progress distribution hub in the next…

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