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“This Thing is Awesome!”

The new bike prototype is the brainchild of Will Austin, the founder of the Institute for Affordable Transportation, an Indianapolis non-profit, a charitable group that constructs basic utility vehicles for emerging nations around the world.

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Dowa Receives Critically Needed Food

Malawian women

Wrapped in some of their most colorful clothing these Malawian women are ready to carry the critically needed food home to their families. Each is armed with a big smile that indicates the importance and value of what they have just received.

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Feeding Children by the Hundreds

Malawian children receiving food.

With the end of the holiday season, one must wonder if supporters will remember the children in Malawi who are still suffering from food shortages that have been compounded by poor crops and the pandemic brought on by Covid-19.

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Worst Economic Crisis in 30 Years – Part 2

Schools- rural village

Statistics Outline the Problem The World Bank estimates between 40 million and 60 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty (living on less than $1.90 a day) by the pandemic. This will be the first growth in extreme poverty since 1998, when the Asian financial crisis hit. It adds to the more than 600 million people…

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Worst Economic Crisis in 30 Years – Part 1

LUIS SINGANO

Covid Cripples Malawi Economy Lilongwe, Malawi … “The COVID crisis is leading least developed countries to their worst economic crisis in 30 years, with per capita GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for the group expected to fall by 2.6 per cent this year,” said Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General, during a virtual press conference. In a recent review of…

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Community Rallies in Support

Trailer loading volunteers

Lebanon, Indiana … The central Indiana community of Lebanon has been viewed as a sleepy bedroom community for the larger capital city to its south, Indianapolis. While Indianapolis had a metropolitan population of more than two million in 2020, Lebanon was home to just over 16,000. Although much smaller in number, Lebanon’s outpouring of support…

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THIS WATER IS FOR YOU

Warehouse & Well

West of Lilongwe, Malawi … Next to the recently constructed distribution center where the  Malawi Project ships its medical, educational, and agricultural supplies, a well was built to service the warehouse and the people from nearby rural villages.  So, with that in mind, picture the following…The late afternoon sun will soon cast its long shadows across…

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PROBLEMS WITH DIFFICULT SOLUTIONS

A woman hoeing

Roadblocks to Progress Lilongwe, Malawi … Many well-intentioned people see the extreme poverty in emerging nations and believe a simple solution exists. All it takes, they conclude, is sufficient funding. This nagging problem will dissolve if enough money is raised. After all, that has been the answer to many problems in the west! But, in…

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A NATION WALKING … AT LEAST FOR SOME!

People walking

Mbeya Village, Malawi … “I remember when we first arrived in Malawi two things that were most amazing to me,” observes Richard Stephens, a co-founder of the Malawi Project.  “One was the bamboo huts that constituted the homes of most of the village population, and second was the number of people walking. I later learned the average…

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