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FOUND IN THE MAIZE FIELD

Watson Mchiena in his maize field

Ntchisi, Malawi … “Recently I visited him. He was busy in the maize field, harvesting his maize (corn) for his family.” Wilson Tembo is referring to Mr. Watson Mchiena, a physically challenged father of seven and grandfather of two. Watson has suffered a physical problem with his right lower leg his whole life, and as…

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TWENTY-SIX YEARS & COUNTING

Ireen in her mobility unit

Blantyre, Malawi … Ireen had been working as a nurse in the health care field for twenty-six years when suddenly in 2016 it all ended. She was struck with a devastating stroke, and found herself no longer able to provide for herself, or carry out a second business she needed for income. Not only was…

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GUARDIANS IN THE BULLSEYE

Lilongwe, Malawi … “While warnings about Covid-19 are widely heard in jingles and public health announcements in cities like Blantyre and Lilongwe, they have barely reached the remote rural areas where nearly 90% of Malawi’s population live and farm, and few people have access to TV, radio or electricity,” says Patrick Kamzitu, a health worker in central…

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WILL I BE A SCHOOL TEACHER?

Jotamu Peter

Mzugulira Village, Salima, Malawi … Jotamu Peter is 15 years old, but already knows what he wants to do when he gets out of school. He wants to be a schoolteacher. When Griven Kasalika met this young man, he was able to encourage him, even though he knew Jotamu was facing an uphill battle because…

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RATTLE, RATTLE, WHO IS THERE?

Elephant

I looked up from the desk to see a 5-foot-tall baboon sitting on the other side of the room looking at me a bit puzzled. He wasn’t alone, I had failed to close the door to the deck of our chalet overlooking the South Luangwa River, and while I was looking at my computer screen…

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ATTACKED FROM EVERY DIRECTION

Empty Shelves

In the United States, many people pay for their own private health insurance. Those that don’t are often covered by their employer, while others rely on state or federal government programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. For the small number of people left with no health insurance, hospitals still open their doors for a vast…

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PLEASE SUPPORT SHIPPING MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO MALAWI

Medical supply shipment needed

It’s hard to imagine we have a massive number of donated medical supplies and equipment just waiting to ship to Malawi. As one of the poorest nations on earth, currently in a deep famine, a massive number of cases of malaria, and the coronavirus outbreak increasing, the hospitals there need these supplies. Please listen 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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RESCUE MEDICAL DONATES SUPPLIES

Arlington, Washington … “Dedicated to the recovery of unused medical supplies and equipment for the purpose of global aid, waste reduction, and financial stewardship.” It is a simple but effective mission statement and describes exactly what this group is doing. It started after its founder, Debi Foster, returned from a mission trip to Africa in…

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LEBANON RESIDENTS DO THE HEAVY LIFTING

Lebanon residents loading truck

Lebanon, Indiana … For months Jim Messenger, a member of the Malawi Project’s Board of Directors, and his son-in-law, Lowell Miller, a teacher in the Lebanon Elementary School System gathered and boxed used schoolbooks and supplies. They were joined by Thorntown residents Theresa and Marvin Hayden, and Sheila and Doug McDonald, who gathered books and…

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