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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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QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – Part 2

Food production

We are looking at food supply challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa, as well as trying to define the best ways to move forward to create long-term sustainability. Our questions are to Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, chairperson for Action for Progress, the not-for-profit Malawi administered organization working side-by-side with the Malawi Project. Last week was Part 1. Mr. Kabinda-Mbewe,…

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QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – Part 1

Field production

Blantyre, Malawi … In this 2-part series we are asking Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, the Chairperson for Action for Progress about food sustainability in Malawi. Action for Progress is the not-for-profit, faith-based organization, formed by Malawians to work closely with the Malawi Project. Chester is a successful and respected church and community leader, businessman, husband and father…

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SMALL GREEN GUAVAS

Fatsani

Sodzi Village, Malawi … Through 7-year-old eyes, little Fatsani watched cautiously as Wilson and Griven prepared for the food distribution. Obviously, he was apprehensive of these strangers who came to his village from some unknown place far away. Griven saw him even as he approached suspiciously from a distance; a poor boy dressed in what…

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A LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE

Benjamin Nyama Tsogolani

Gwileni Village, Malawi … “As soon as we entered the village, I was greeted by a young man named Benjamin Nyama Tsogolani,” recalls Griven Kasalika, as he and Wilson Tembo arrived with critically needed food. Life has changed little in this remote part of the earth over the years. Kasalika continued his narrative about this…

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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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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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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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