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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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MOBILITY AT ATTENTION

Mobility units in a warehouse ready for distribution

Lilongwe, Malawi … It is mid-morning, and the African sun is staring down through the high windows, and across the floor on the east side of the building. Their penetrating light is scattered across a number of mobility units sitting in parade fashion across the southern end of the giant structure. They are quietly waiting…

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TOO WEAK TO STAND

Gogo Nambewe

Around the world people are faced with the need to confine themselves to their homes because of the coronavirus. It is serious, and calls on everyone to cooperate and distance themselves from others until this pandemic is brought under control. While we are confined to our homes many of us are missing our favorite restaurant.…

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RESCUE MEDICAL DONATES SUPPLIES

Arlington, Washington … “Dedicated to the recovery of unused medical supplies and equipment for the purpose of global aid, waste reduction, and financial stewardship.” It is a simple but effective mission statement and describes exactly what this group is doing. It started after its founder, Debi Foster, returned from a mission trip to Africa in…

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HOUSEBOUND FOR 11-YEARS

Gerald Mbaisa

All over the world families are facing temporary disruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Children are out of school, yet they cannot go to the playground with their friends. They are free from educational responsibilities but cannot visit in the homes of their neighbors. They have all this free time but can’t go to church services,…

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FIVE DAYS WITHOUT FOOD

Naomi Phiri

Dowa District, Malawi … Deep creases etch through sad expressions. Years of pain imprint an intense struggle to survive. On weak knees, and a thin, frail frame, a weary and hungry old woman walks many kilometers because she has received a report that they have food for the hungry. She has not eaten in five…

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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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FAMINE WORSENS – FOOD BEGINS

Famine Worsens

Lilongwe, Malawi … Maziko Kasnkhosi, a 12-year-old village girl, has realized the benefit of living in a village near the new distribution hub for Action for Progress. Were it not for this fact, and this fact alone, she and her family could easily starve. Maziko is just one of an estimated 460,000 children affected by…

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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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IMAGES FROZEN IN TIME

Elderly woman from Malawi

Lilongwe, Malawi … It was 2001 and sub-Saharan Africa, and especially Malawi was caught in the catastrophic grip of the worst famine in 50-years. People were dying in the fields and along the roads. Village families were selling their possessions, and some reports indicated many were even giving their children to anyone who might have…

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