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Almost Half are Under 14!

portion of the 5,000 orphan children gathered at the Mponela Trading Center a few years ago to receive food during the intense famine

0-14 years:  45.87% (male 4,843,107/female 4,878,983)        =      9,722,090 15-24 years:  20.51% (male 2,151,417/female 2,195,939)     =          4,347,356 25-54 years:  27.96% (male 2,944,936/female 2,982,195)     =        5,927,131 55-64 years:  2.98% (male 303,803/female 328,092)              =         631,895 65 years and over:  2.68% (male 249,219/female 318,938)  =             568,157 Pictured are a portion of the 5,000 orphan children gathered at the Mponela Trading Center a few years ago to receive food during the intense famine. FacebookTwitterLinkedin

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Action for Progress Recognizes Students

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Sankhani Primary School, Malawi … The Sankhani School has 1,335 students and is located just east of the Action for Progress distribution center west of Lilongwe. Each day children see the trucks coming and going, delivering needed supplies free to hospitals, clinics, prisons, schools, churches, and community groups all over the nation. These are supplies…

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The Vehicle Drowned There!

Fishing for cars

A few days ago, a friend offered to take Wilson Tembo’s son back to school in Blantyre. (Wilson is the Executive Director for Action for Progress in Malawi). Wilson loaned him his car for the trip. The trip down was uneventful, but on the way back to Lilongwe the driver lost control of Wilson’s car…

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That’s What Neighbors Do!

Over the past year, the results of failing crops, COVID, the lock-down, higher prices, and adverse weather conditions have all combined to bring famine. When this happens both organizations shift their efforts to keeping people alive.

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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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For Some it is “Just Impossible!”

Chemwemwe Chelewani

Malawi, Central Africa … Early on our first trip to Malawi we realized there were expressions or terminology that did not translate well into another language or culture.  I don’t mean the language itself; English, Chewa, French, Tumbuka, or German, I mean what words or expressions mean. Here is an example.   During those first years our…

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