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HUNGER WON’T VISIT ME TODAY

Lexina Stefano hold a bag of food

Food For Lexina Stefano Hunger is once again knocking on the doors of many Malawians. Earlier in the year, the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee estimated, “Hunger is threatening over 2.6 million Malawians in 2020/2021 consumption year. Of this number 2 million are in rural areas and 600 thousand in urban areas. It is estimated 56,000…

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LESSONS FROM HIS YOUTH

Grivin Kasalika in the warehouse

Kasalika Repeats What He Observed  Griven Kasalika was born to a well-known family in Mponela, the Kasalika family. His grandfather was a highly respected preacher who established more than 225 congregations in his lifetime and would be the person Griven would aspire to imitate. His grandmother was well known for her community service to those…

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THOSE GRATIFYING MOMENTS

Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lilongwe Malawi … There are those moments when it seems the load is too big, the mountain too steep, the need too intense. The work looks daunting and the hours too few. One sits down and contemplates the road ahead, wondering if the next bend will bring more resources, more assistance, more…

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LIFE IS FULL OF MYSTERIES

John Phiri

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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PREPARING FOR DIFFICULT TIMES

Squirrel Moves on Bird Feeder

Indianapolis, IN & Lilongwe, Malawi …  From my kitchen window, I’ve been watching a squirrel scurry about the yard. This furry, fast, and friendly little fellow has been busily gathering walnuts that have fallen from our trees. He has been trying to secretly bury as many as he can in our flower beds, preparing them…

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SUPPLIES MUST BE PROTECTED

Offloading supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … The need to protect incoming medical supplies at the Action for Progress/Malawi Project distribution center in Malawi is self-evident. The incoming shipments containing these supplies must be protected until they can be distributed to hospitals throughout the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be life-threatening, so the need for more PPE supplies is…

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BEFORE THE WALL AND DRIVEWAY

Action For Progress van

Lilongwe, Malawi… Last year, half a world away, and in a time before the Coronavirus, quarantines, high unemployment, social distancing, and restrictions on public gatherings, the supporters of the Malawi Project were able to financially assist its sister organization, Action for Progress, with the construction of a large distribution center in the capital city of Lilongwe. This center…

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MALAWI VS COVID-19

COVID-19 virus

(The following is a first-hand report from Wilson Tembo, Executive Director for our sister organization in Malawi, Action for Progress, on the situation in Malawi, as its people continue to struggle under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic.) In many western nations, people can buy and store large amounts of food for long periods of…

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BUSINESS STRUGGLES AS HER MOBILITY STRUGGLES

Chrissy Ludaviko

Kausiwa Village, Malawi … It has been fourteen years since that fateful day when Chrissy Ludaviko, now 45 years old, felt the weakness in her legs. She recalls going to the doctor because of its severity, and they confirmed there was a problem, but they could not determine the cause nor could they recommend a…

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CRITICALLY NEEDED SHIPMENT BEING PREPARED

Suzi Stephens RN Looks Over Supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … “We have the greatest fear and deepest concern for the people of Malawi, as the threat of the coronavirus continues to increase in Sub-Saharan Africa,” warns Suzi Stephens, Medical Director for the Malawi Project. “Even in the most advanced countries in the world medical capability has been strained almost beyond their capability. It appears only…

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