Lilongwe, Malawi … Wilson Tembo, Executive Director of Action for Progress reports the foundation for the new distribution center has now been completed. Steel beams and block walls begin going in the next few days. The center will serve as a distribution and work site for nationwide operations to assist the people of Malawi in the areas of agriculture, education and medical assistance.
Over the past 26 years the Malawi Project has shipped approximately 350 forty-foot shipping containers filled with food for famine relief, agricultural equipment and supplies to help develop a stronger agricultural network, medicine, medical equipment and supplies primarily for the Malawi medical network of over 600 medical facilities, and educational materials for Malawi schools, libraries and churches.
In 2017 a group of Malawi business, community and church leaders formed Action for Progress a Malawi not-for-profit group, to focus on giving the program local involvement, management, and ownership. The Malawi Project immediately joined Action for Progress in order for the Malawi group to take oversight and distribution control of the humanitarian outreach. The two groups, working in tandem, are focused on reaching the poor in every walk of life in Malawi, and offer a visual image of Malawians taking responsibility for their own future success. The Lilongwe distribution center will be the centerpiece for the outreach of these two groups to fulfill their individual missions.