Agriculture

SMALL BOY WATCHES THE FUTURE

Lilongwe, Malawi … A small boy from a neighboring village watches the construction progress on the distribution hub west of Lilongwe. One can only imagine what he will observe in years to come as this main distribution site gets into full operation helping the people of Malawi.   Once the foundation was complete, the upright…

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I-BEAMS PUNCTUATE THE SKY

Construction Heading Toward the Final Stage Lilongwe, Malawi … As though planning to punch holes in low flying clouds, the I-Beams that will hold up the roof of the new Action for Progress Distribution Center have been set in place. The next step is to begin attaching cross beams for the roof and constructing the…

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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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MORE THAN JUST A DITCH

Hope Digs a Ditch in the Earth Lilongwe, Malawi … Some may see in this picture as a simple ditch, extending down through the rich, red soil of central Malawi. But to those who can imagine what will be on this site in just a couple of months, it is far more than a simple…

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FROM SEED TO MARKET

A meeting where Bob Bob Gabrielse explains the tires used in the mobility units his company produces

Lilongwe, Malawi … As the Malawi Project assists agricultural co-ops, churches and village communities, each step toward independence is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. To plant ideas, wait for them to take root, then take the next step takes time. This is especially evident in the area of agriculture, where old patterns die hard, and new…

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COMING CRISIS IN FOOD

A Southern Armyworm perched on a grain stalk

Lilongwe, Malawi … While significant, (and not so significant) headlines dominated world news in late 2017, a newsworthy event was unfolding in sub-Saharan Africa. “Lost in the shuffle” for attention-catching headlines read: “Malawi; State of Disaster declared in ‘fall armyworm’ affected districts.” The story continued, “President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has…

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SECOND JOSEPH PROJECT OPENS SITE

Crowd awaiting the official opening of the new St. Joseph grain storage site

Madisi, Malawi … With the opening ceremony for the 1stgrain storage warehouse and agricultural co-op less than a week old, the second ceremony took place in the central region. Joseph Project 2 was also ready for grain storage. The Joseph Projects are named after the Old Testament Biblical character Joseph, whom God led to prepare…

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FOCUS ON NORTHEAST COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

Community

Nkhotakota, Malawi … Mdyankhanga Community Based Organization is located in the Northern part of the Nkhotakota lakeshore district of Malawi. Traditional Authority Kanyenda, is the tribal authority in the region. The CBO is an all-volunteer , community organization attempting to serve 13,540 people from 38 villages. Those in need include orphans, the elderly, the physically…

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V-TRACTOR LEADS TO FOOD SECURITY

Maize Field

In northern Malawi, near the southern edge of Mzuzu, the district capital, a group of church members from the Kajiti Church of Christ joined with members from several other churches to create farm clubs. It is their intent to fight hunger and improve their lives. Swadick Mbale poses in front of one of the corn…

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