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THE NEXT TIME US!

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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FREEDOM FOR IDAH

A giant fig tree that witnessed the beginning of the end of the slave trade

Nkhotakota, Malawi … In the 19th century, a group of lakeside villages was a focal point for the slave trade in central Africa. Today on an inconspicuous side street near St. Anne’s Hospital sits a giant fig tree that witnessed the beginning of the end of the slave trade. It was under this tree that European…

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SOME SEE HOPE, OTHERS SEE NONE

Batton Brothers

Chipinjika Village, Ntchisi District, Malawi … In most first-world nations plans are underway to begin the revival of business and community activities. There is hope the worst part of the coronavirus may be behind us shortly. It will be back to business, back to eating in restaurants, back to ball games and family trips to…

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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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QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – Part 2

Food production

We are looking at food supply challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa, as well as trying to define the best ways to move forward to create long-term sustainability. Our questions are to Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, chairperson for Action for Progress, the not-for-profit Malawi administered organization working side-by-side with the Malawi Project. Last week was Part 1. Mr. Kabinda-Mbewe,…

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RUTH PAINFULLY FACES FAMINE

Ruth Aaron

We are confident the isolation we are feeling because of the coronavirus will pass and we will move our lives back to normal. Well, at least normal for those of us who live in developed nations! Normal is not the same for the people in Malawi who are suffering famine and have no way to…

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QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – Part 1

Field production

Blantyre, Malawi … In this 2-part series we are asking Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, the Chairperson for Action for Progress about food sustainability in Malawi. Action for Progress is the not-for-profit, faith-based organization, formed by Malawians to work closely with the Malawi Project. Chester is a successful and respected church and community leader, businessman, husband and father…

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SMALL GREEN GUAVAS

Fatsani

Sodzi Village, Malawi … Through 7-year-old eyes, little Fatsani watched cautiously as Wilson and Griven prepared for the food distribution. Obviously, he was apprehensive of these strangers who came to his village from some unknown place far away. Griven saw him even as he approached suspiciously from a distance; a poor boy dressed in what…

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A LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE

Benjamin Nyama Tsogolani

Gwileni Village, Malawi … “As soon as we entered the village, I was greeted by a young man named Benjamin Nyama Tsogolani,” recalls Griven Kasalika, as he and Wilson Tembo arrived with critically needed food. Life has changed little in this remote part of the earth over the years. Kasalika continued his narrative about this…

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