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Mobility Units

In late 2016 the first shipment of mobility units arrived in Malawi, and Ibrahima Imran of Matowe Village was the recipient of the first unit. It signaled an immediate growth, and more widespread focus on the need for a varied number of devises for those with mobility issues. The program quickly grew as Mobility Ministries of Demotte, Indiana, a division of Mobility Worldwide, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, sprang into action to begin manufacturing units for distribution in Malawi. Over the next 12 months over 600 units were shipped from the Indiana plant.

The mobility unit adds a dimension that has gone unanswered earlier; that is, the ability of the person to transport goods in the unit, as well as being able to move themselves long distances without aid for another person. The three wheel units come with a wide array of replacement parts, and have an expected life of 10-years or more. Shipments are sent directly the production line in the Demotte plant, and arrive in Malawi ready to assemble and put into use. These units make it easier for the recipient to pursue their career, and to recognize a much higher degree of independence.


Mobility Stories

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…

IMAGINE CARRYING 39,000 LBS

Lilongwe, Malawi … Imagine having to carry a trailer load of boxes totaling 39,000 pounds through the mud. Then imagine doing it in less than 2 hours. Thirty-Nine Thousand pounds is the total weight in many of the shipping containers going to Malawi. Two hours is the length of time the shipping firm allows for…

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

LENIYA HAS NEVER STOPPED

Chalasikaopa Village, Malawi … Even though she was born with deformed legs, and has never walked, there are other things that include the word “never”. She has never been to school. She has never married. She has never stopped attending church services, she has never stopped running a small business, and she has never given up hope. Here name is Leniya Hebert, and she lives in…

DO WHAT YOU PROMISE

Lilongwe, Malawi … It is not unusual for the Malawi news media to send reporters and photographers to cover the distribution of supplies to Malawi schools and hospitals. With over 9 trailers, or their equivalent, in supplies reaching Malawi, since February 5, or on the way, and a distribution network of over 1,000 government schools…

SITTING BY A GRASS HUT

Yamikani Village, (Lilongwe) Malawi … Siwa Mlomo never expected this day to come, yet here he was, sitting on a stoop beside the grass hut that he and his family call home. Wilson Tembo and Griven Kasalika had arrived at his village and his nephew had guided them to his house. Griven took the time…

BUSINESS STRUGGLES AS HER MOBILITY STRUGGLES

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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