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MORE THAN JUST FOOD STORAGE

Villagers tending the crops in a field

A Visit to Joseph Project 1 Kasitu Village area, Dowa Valley (Central Region) – “It was certainly one of the highlights of my trip. Not that everything else was not exciting and impressive. By all means, it was a great week, but going to Joseph Project 1, seeing the fields with a second harvest, watching…

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MARTHA’S LIFE IS THREATENED

Martha being treated for burns on her arms and torso

“Mama Suzi, Mama Suzi, come ‘STAT’”, resonated urgently over the intercom from the hospital. I did not know what I was going to find as I ran from the house to the hospital, down the long incline of steps and across the courtyard. The term ‘STAT’ was used only for very critical situations, and in…

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ONE PUMP, ONE COMMUNITY, AND ONE BUILDING BRINGS SUCCESS

Crops being irrigated

The People Had a Mind to Work Funny Ganizani. Mgemezulu Village – Dowa, Malawi. Three years ago, a lesson was taught to a 250-member church on the subject of Preparedness. Richard Stephens, a co-founder of the Malawi Project encouraged members to cultivate an attitude of self-help by preparing for possible eventualities. Like Joseph did way…

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PREDICTION OF COMING CHANGE

Future Will Not Mimic the Past Lilongwe, Malawi … Forty percent of the population of Malawi is under the age of 15. It is a stunning statistic and indicates major changes and exciting potential for the future. More children than ever before are going to school, and more and more are studying abroad. Television became…

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MEDICINAL PLANTS SOURCE OF HOPE

When Drugs Are in Short Supply By Wilson Tembo Lilongwe, Malawi … Plants have been used throughout history as a source of medicine. People have depended on natural medicine from plants to heal ill health worldwide. In African 70 – 80% of the population uses traditional medicines from plants for their daily health care. Out…

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STAGGERING LOSSES IN STORAGE

The Villain is often the Grain Storage Bin Lilongwe, Malawi … “I can’t tell you how often I have traveled through the Malawi countryside snapping picture after picture of the quaint and picturesque bamboo grain bins situated in and around village huts. They are photogenic and unique, and something few people in western nations get…

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TC’S LAST JOURNEY

Reaching its Final Resting Place Lilongwe, Malawi … There was no going away party, no gold watch, and not even a single tear shed. TC left the Mobility Ministries production facility in Demotte, Indiana on March 26, filled with 158 adult-sized mobility carts, 78 child carts, 50 boxes of books and tools, and 12,000 pounds…

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BOARD CHAIR FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

Lilongwe, Malawi … During a recent four-day tour of the central and northern regions of Malawi the board chair for Action for Progress was able to visit a number of the sites currently being assisted through funding, supplies, and expertise from the Malawi Project. In that AfP is now overseeing and assisting these sites and…

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READY, SET, FINISH

Lilongwe, Malawi … The distribution center for Action for Progress and the Malawi Project is nearing completion. It only remains for the roof to be attached, and that work is already beginning. Pictures are the building on July 27. ( For more scenes of the site on July 27 go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/malawiproject )   Completion…

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RAISE FOOD OR SHIP IT

Financial Consideration When Shipping Food Indianapolis, Indiana & Lilongwe Malawi … When the Malawians are able to raise their own food, rather than having it shipped in from the United States or Canada, it can be is a win-win for everyone. It not only contributes to their independence, but the following math proves the actual…

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