Be The Change

REACHING THE GOAL

Project Reaches Building Fund Goal Indianapolis, Indiana … This time a year ago the search for suitable land was in full swing, bids were being prepared for the new distribution hub, and Action for Progress was planning size-able future growth. In order to help Action for Progress reach its optimistic objectives, the Malawi Project would…

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NOT A BUILDING, A PLAN, OR A PROGRAM – A WIDOW

A Job for Koleta Lilongwe, Malawi … Since 1999 the Malawi Project has focused its work in central Africa on a theme that, “It is not about the Plan, the Program, or the Project. It is about the people.”   With this in mind, the administration of the Project attempts to keep the people of…

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SMALL BOY WATCHES THE FUTURE

Lilongwe, Malawi … A small boy from a neighboring village watches the construction progress on the distribution hub west of Lilongwe. One can only imagine what he will observe in years to come as this main distribution site gets into full operation helping the people of Malawi.   Once the foundation was complete, the upright…

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MODERN VERSIONS OF DICK AND JANE

Books Choose Malawi Over the Recycling Bins Thorntown, Indiana … From the 1930s to the 1960s Dick and Jane were the main fictitious characters used in basic readers to teach children to read in the United States. The names Dick and Jane grew to represent learning in the classroom. While not featured in a series…

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MALAWI’S EDUCATION SYSTEM

I thought I knew! Before making my first trip to Malawi I knew many of the following facts:   The student-teacher ratio is nearly 70 to 1 Many children walk long distances to attend school Vast numbers of students have no books, pens, pencils or paper Numerous children are taught on dirt floors while the…

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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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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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POURING THE CONCRETE FLOOR

One Wheelbarrow Load at a Time Lilongwe, Malawi … The morning has arrived. Concrete mixing and pouring are about to begin on the large floor of the new distribution hub for Action for Progress. In developed nations one can imagine a number of concrete trucks lining up along the side of the road, drivers impatiently…

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A SINGLE CONNECTION MAKES THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS

A friend of mine recently lost her husband of many years. As a retired minister, Bill had a dream of a new vocation after stepping away from the pulpit. He was well on his way to realizing his dream when his earthly life came to a conclusion. Bill had always wanted to open a bookstore…

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