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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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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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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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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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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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