Incentive Programs

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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“I’LL HAVE A HAMMER NOW”

Hammer with nails on a rough hewn wooden board

In 1949 Peter Seeger and Lee Hays released a song called, “If I had a Hammer”. The song did not reach the top of the charts until the trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded it 13 years later. Their version of the folk song became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. in August 1962.…

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HAND TOOLS TO MALAWI

Holding Package

Senga Bay, Malawi … His story has inspired companies, not-for-profits, churches, and individuals across the U.S. to gather those extra, often unused, hand tools, box them, and send them for distribution in Malawi. His name is Wadson Sumani, and he and his wife, Judith retired from teaching in the government system, and then they took…

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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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NORTHERN SITE CHOSEN FOR GRAIN STORAGE # 3

Grain Storage

Rumphi, Malawi … With the grain storage buildings of Joseph Projects 1 and 2 nearing completion, Dan Brewer, Treasurer for the Malawi Project, successfully obtained funding contributions for a 3rdProject. With the first two project sites in the central region, it was decided the 3rdwould be in northern Malawi. Sites for Joseph Projects are based…

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COMMUNITIES EMBARK ON IRRIGATION FARMING

Farming

Dowa is one of 38 districts in Malawi, covers an area of 3,041km2, and is located immediately north of the center of the nation. It is estimated to currently have a population of 700,000 people. The people live in small village areas and earn a living by cultivating small pieces of land for food and…

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MORE THAN HER WORDS CAN SAY

Maureen

“Her excitement said more words than her words could say,”reported Wilson Tembo during a recent distribution of 30 mobility units to physically handicapped people in Mchinji, Malawi. Mchinji in one of 28 Malawi political districts, and located near the Zambian border. Some estimates report there may be as high as 1,000 physically impaired in the…

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TWENTY MORE, BUT WHO IS COUNTING?

Mobility Units

In this case, numbers are important because they represent people being given hope and help against the de-habilitating results of mobility issues. Numbers represent people who are back in school, back on the job, back to their religious activities, and back in the mainstream of society. Every time you see a number, as in this…

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