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“I HIRED A SCOUNDREL”

Businessment with laptops working at a desk

I sat with the Malawi businessman as we reviewed the job performance of a large number of employees. Though they were his employees a number of them worked closely with our teams, so we both needed the input of the other in order to have a full view of each of the employees. As we…

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PEOPLE DIE ON THE WAY

Rober Chilemba addressing a crowd

“People die on the way to the health facility because we don’t have the means of transportation to get them to the hospital on time,” declared Group Village Headman Lowani, speaking on behalf of the people of his remote village in eastern Malawi. “The main hospital is 93 kilometers south of this place,” he said…

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ROOSTER IN THE MORNING

A rooster

It was 4 AM when I was suddenly awakened by a rooster signaling the coming dawn. Now there were three problems with this. The first was the fact dawn was still an hour away. Second, we were back in the bed and breakfast in the city. Third and definitely not least, the roaring rooster was…

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FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET

Chester Kabinda-Mbewe, chairman of the Board of Directors for Action for Progress

Lilongwe, Malawi … In reality, it might be better to leave the distinction of being “faster than a speeding bullet” to the fictional character of Superman. However, what members of the Board of Directors for the Malawi Project recently witnessed, during and after, the September board meeting of Action for Progress would seem to make…

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CLINIC IN A CONTAINER

A forklift carrying medical supplies

Indianapolis, Indiana … The request reached the Malawi Project less than three weeks before our scheduled departure for Africa. “Help us locate the needed equipment and supplies for a new outpatient clinic we are preparing to open on the campus.” It was the end of August, and the Namikango Mission was planning to build a…

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OFFICIAL OPENING FOR FOOD STORAGE WAREHOUSE

A man blowing bubbles outside of the St. Joseph grain warehouse

Joseph Project 1 Meets with Success What can bring a large number of government officials, church and community leaders, and tribal authority together for a single event? What is so exciting it has preachers blowing soap bubbles, and inflating balloons? It was all part of the experience for members of the Malawi Project’s Board of…

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ACTION FOR PROGRESS TO FURTHER EMPOWER MALAWIANS

Action For Progress Logo

New Malawian-run/chartered aid organization’s mission to create sustainable future for its people Lilongwe, Malawi and Indianapolis, Indiana—The establishment of Action for Progress (AfP), a new, not-for-profit, aid assistance organization was announced at 3:00 p.m. Malawi time, and simultaneously in the United States (U.S.) at 9:00 a.m. EDT (the U.S. is currently six hours behind Malawi).…

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UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS

Unique Background The Malawi Project was born in a unique way. It founders entered the country at a time when the only knowledge of the country came from the local people of Malawi themselves, the grassroots, village level. In that moment a foundation was set that gave them a unique insight into what was needed…

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CONTRIBUTIONS WITHOUT YOUR CHECKBOOK!

When someone suggests, “Contributions are needed,” most people think the reference is to money, checks, giving. While the Malawi Project does need financial assistance to support the programs in Malawi, there are a number of ways one can lend support without a major impact to their checkbook. In fact, many of the largest contributions supporting…

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VISITING THE BENGWE WEAVING FACTORY

A Couple of Hours at Weaving Factory Blantyre, Malawi … When one leaves Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a well-known landmark on the east side of Blantyre, and the second biggest hospital in the nation, it is only a short distance south of Limbe on M-4 highway, that one reaches the Bengwe Weaving Factory. It is another…

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