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OPPORTUNITY IN THE WALMART AISLE

Jessie, Suzi and Cheryl transferring supplies for Malawi

Chicago, Illinois … The December morning was cold, overcast, and near freezing with the possibility of icing on the roadway. In spite of these conditions, the cars left southern Wisconsin and central Indiana in order to meet south of Chicago and transfer large bags filled with supplies for Malawi.  The bags included over 150 back-packs for…

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RAIN, AS USUAL, BUT A WONDERFUL CHALLENGE

A 100 dollar bill

Lilongwe, Malawi — “A MORNING SHOWER”, “THUNDERSTORMS”, “MORNING RAINS”, “SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON”, “POSSIBLE STORMS”, “CLOUDY”, “RAIN”, … It’s that time of year in Malawi with rain predicted almost daily. Even I could be a reliable weather forecaster! For the next 5 months travel away from the main paved roads can be hazardous and should…

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IMAGINE CARRYING 39,000 LBS

Men unloading supplies from a truck in the rain

Lilongwe, Malawi … Imagine having to carry a trailer load of boxes totaling 39,000 pounds through the mud. Then imagine doing it in less than 2 hours. Thirty-Nine Thousand pounds is the total weight in many of the shipping containers going to Malawi. Two hours is the length of time the shipping firm allows for…

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MISSING THE TARGET

A target with darts all around it

Early this year we were confident that by now we would be showing you pictures of the wall nearly complete to protect the distribution center for Action for Progress/Malawi Project in Lilongwe. After all, the goal for this year was far less than the lofty goal last year of buying the land and constructing the…

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DISABILITY VS. POVERTY

Dorris Masango

Lilongwe, Malawi … There is often a direct link between disability and poverty. Disability many increase the risk of poverty, and poverty may increase the risk of disability. Unfortunately, these links of poverty and disability affect even our youngest as evidenced in the following research: Children with disabilities are less likely to attend class, thus…

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TWELVE-HUNDRED MILE JOURNEY

Volunteers helping to load supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … Over the years story after story have reflected the fortitude of the people of Malawi as they travel, often walking great distances. As the expression goes, “The road goes both directions,” meaning both sides in the equation have the same journey, just in opposite directions.  While Malawians travel long distances, the same was true…

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PPE SUPPLIES REACH MZUZU

Mzuzu, Malawi … The nation of Malawi is living under an increasing intensity of fear and pressure because of the rapidly increasing number of COVID -19 cases. A recent contribution of PPE supplies from America is making an impact.  With its recent arrival at the Lilongwe distribution hub Action for Progresstraveled to Mzuzu to deliver supplies, including…

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STOCK UP, STORE WISELY

Lilongwe, Malawi … In some parts of Malawi this year saw a better than average crop yield, while in others the recent famine continues into the present and the foreseeable future. Thanks to World Emergency Relief in California, and Universal Aide in Canada, two more shipments of much needed food or on the way to Malawi. Taking advantage of…

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OPEN A LETTER – BUILD A WALL

MEET THE CARVER Lilongwe, Malawi … Here is an opportunity for you to help create a secure location for the supplies arriving in the distribution hub near Lilongwe. By contributing to the construction of a secure wall around this new facility, three additional things will occur: You will be supporting a carver who is trying…

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SITTING BY A GRASS HUT

Yamikani Village, (Lilongwe) Malawi … Siwa Mlomo never expected this day to come, yet here he was, sitting on a stoop beside the grass hut that he and his family call home. Wilson Tembo and Griven Kasalika had arrived at his village and his nephew had guided them to his house. Griven took the time…

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