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GIVEN REASON TO SMILE

Given a Reason to Smile

Mthekeso Village, Malawi … Cars rush along the tarmac road, filled with laughing tourists, excited they will soon experience sandy beaches while watching the sunset on sparkling waters. But for Chisomo there are no sparkling waves or sandy beaches. Neighbors sing hymns and praise God at Sunday services while enjoying friends and neighbors. But for…

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MOBILITY TO A MIRACLE

Mobility to a Miracle

Makwezi / T.A. Khombedza, Salima, Malawi … The odds are so against you, there is little chance your life will ever change. You are just a child, a small girl from a poor village family. Few visitors come to your village. In fact, few come even to this part of Malawi. Most are on the…

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HIS SMILE NEVER DISAPPEARED

Mzugulira village, Tribal Authority Khombedza, Salima District … The team from Action for Progress arrived at his village, and his mother brought him out on her back. Seven-year-old Smith Kenamau saw the men assembling one of the green and yellow hand-peddled child mobility units, and his eyes never left what they were doing. One could…

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LOVE CAN BE PAINFUL

Salima, Malawi… With a name like “love”, how can anything go wrong? But for 14-year-old Chikondi Samson (his name means “love”), who lives in Kamwaha Village near Salima, Malawi it seems almost everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. Born in one of the poorest nations on earth it was soon discovered young Chikondi…

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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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READY, SET, FINISH

Lilongwe, Malawi … The distribution center for Action for Progress and the Malawi Project is nearing completion. It only remains for the roof to be attached, and that work is already beginning. Pictures are the building on July 27. ( For more scenes of the site on July 27 go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/malawiproject )   Completion…

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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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TWO TRAILERS APPROACHING SITE

Lilongwe, Malawi … Two 40-foot shipping containers are approaching their destination in Malawi and are expected to arrive in the next few days. Both are expected to reach the new Action for Progress warehouse west of Lilongwe shortly before it’s completion. While this will create some storage and logistical problems, pre-planning already has been taken…

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CALLUSED HANDS AND BLISTERED KNEES

Lilongwe, Malawi … The story appeared on the Malawi Project website in March after Wilson Tembo was driving in intense traffic in the capital city of Lilongwe and saw Madalitso Banda crawling through near impossible traffic congestion. Referred to as, “Crawling Near Death’s Door”( https://www.malawiproject.org/crawling-near-deaths-door/) the story of Madalitso is all too common in a…

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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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