Supply Distribution

FOUNDATION SOLIDLY IN PLACE, WALLS NEXT

Lilongwe, Malawi … Wilson Tembo, Executive Director of Action for Progress reports the foundation for the new distribution center has now been completed. Steel beams and block walls begin going in the next few days. The center will serve as a distribution and work site for nationwide operations to assist the people of Malawi in…

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES REACH LARGEST HOSPITAL

Kamuzu Central Hospital Receives Much Needed Supplies Lilongwe, Malawi … Kamuzu Central Hospital is located between the seat of government and the old town portion of Lilongwe. It symbolically spans the gap between the past and the present, and it lists itself as having over 1,000 beds. As the main referral hospital in the country,…

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MORE THAN JUST A CONTAINER

New Life for Trailer #TCNU-8202301 Lilongwe, Malawi … If you had seen the Hammer Trucking semi and trailer # TCNU-8202301 heading north toward Chicago on I-65 you probably would not have given it a second glance. After all, there are thousands of semis headed toward Chicago from points south of the city.   However, hidden…

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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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PILOT PROGRAM BRINGS SUCCESS

Zomba District … Nelson was seriously ill at the time, and death was stalking his future. There was little money and no resources to offer a glimmer of hope for his heath. Then Nelson and a pilot program that had been put in place in 2013 between the Malawi Project, World Emergency Relief and one…

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THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PAIRS!

Indianapolis, Indiana … Now that is a lot of gloves! Literally, thousands and thousands of medical personnel, first responders, and others in Malawi that need protection from the spread of disease will be helped by contributors who have contributed over 300,000 pairs of gloves.   How does one express appreciation when the deed is so…

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THE DOORS WITH BROKEN PANES

A pane of glass with a spider web crack pattern in it

Salima, Malawi … It is often small, unexpected things that lodge in your memory, only to resurface and overwhelm you with emotion just when you least expect it. It can be a word spoken, a smell, a taste, a gesture, or a view. Because I am not a medical professional, every time I enter a…

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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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A LIFE SAVING TOOTHBRUSH

Beautiful Smile with toothpaste in the foreground

Sitting in the home of the hospital administrator we listened as she described the problems she faced at this small rural hospital. We had only been in Malawi for two years and were still learning. Much of what we were learning was new, and a lot of it was almost impossible to believe. “It is…

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