Mobility

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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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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FOR AISHA IT IS BACK TO SCHOOL

Chitimbe Village, Malawi … It is mid-day and cold in Malawi as we enter a village previously unknown to us. It is cold Chitimbe, and as we enter we pass a number of schoolchildren walking along the dirt road. They wave, and we wave back. Obviously, we are strangers, and they observe us carefully. In…

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DENTED AMBITIONS BEAR NO FRUIT

According to Wilson Tembo, Malawi Project’s representative on the ground in Malawi, the problems of lack of mobility resources begin when the children are very young. “It is not unusual,” he reports, “for young people with mobility problems to see the road to an education closed before their eyes. Because of this they grow up…

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PROGAM MAKES NATIONAL NEWS

Lilongwe, Malawi … It is not the first time the Malawi Project has made national news in Malawi’s largest newspaper, THE NATION. Whether in education, agriculture, or medicine the Project has been repeatedly recognized for its contribution to the development of Malawi and her people. The most recent story to reach headlines lead with, “Project…

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GLORIA IMAGINES A LARGER WORLD

Nthongwe Village, Malawi … In this part of Malawi, remote and removed from the outside world, families live the same lifestyle as their fathers and grandfathers. In the distance, most hidden over the horizon, small villages of thatch and mud structures punctuate the landscape. Nearby ripening stocks of maize surround the villages on all sides.…

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BETWEEN TWO RAIL CARS

Chasuchira Village – Balaka, Malawi … For many in Malawi the sight of the 4.4-billion-dollar project signals economic growth. On May 12, 2017 Mozambique and Malawi celebrated the completion of the rain line that stretched from the seaport of Macala-a-Velha, Mozambique, across Southern Malawi, and ending at the Moatize coal fields in the portion of…

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HOPE AGAINST ALL HOPE

Pollin Elias Pollin Elias was on born on 17th February, 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. She was born with no complications, and her parents were happy they to now have a girl child after delivering three sons. After just two weeks Pollin became very sick and fainted. Her parents rushed…

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A THIRD OF A MILE AWAY

Rose Ngulube and Mobility Mzimba District, Malawi … Less than a third of a mile! That is the distance from the home of Rose Ngulube, age 42, and the nearest trading center, just one-third of a mile away. And yet for the last 15 years Rose has been unable to visit the trading center, or…

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