Sustainability

Work that can be sustained by the very people that are served is our goal.

Chemwemwe Chelewani

For Some it is “Just Impossible!”

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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Trailer loading volunteers

Community Rallies in Support

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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Warehouse & Well

THIS WATER IS FOR YOU

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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A woman hoeing

PROBLEMS WITH DIFFICULT SOLUTIONS

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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People walking

A NATION WALKING … AT LEAST FOR SOME!

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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A 100 dollar bill

RAIN, AS USUAL, BUT A WONDERFUL CHALLENGE

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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John Phiri

LIFE IS FULL OF MYSTERIES

John Phiri is Back on His Feet Mzimba, Malawi … John Phiri lives in the nearby village of Malidade under the leadership of Tribal Leader Mpherembe. John is certainly one of the happiest and luckiest people you will meet. He has received a new mobility unit from Action for Progress. Life is full of mysteries, …

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Easther Masati

WHEN ALL THAT CAN BE DONE IS NOT ENOUGH!

The Plight of Esther Masayiti How would you describe your feelings when everything that you can do to overcome an obstacle is still not enough? Depression, despondency, despair? Perhaps all three? That has been the question and plight of Esther Masayiti from Mitundu, a village just a short distance from Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe. …

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Doreen Emmanuel

HE WILL RESTORE YOU

He Will Restore You “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 “Here is someone who has virtually nothing in the way of physical possessions, having been forced to rely on …

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Dorris Masango

DISABILITY VS. POVERTY

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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