Lilongwe, Malawi … A small boy from a neighboring village watches the construction progress on the distribution hub west of Lilongwe. One can only imagine what he will observe in years to come as this main distribution site gets into full operation helping the people of Malawi.
Once the foundation was complete, the upright steel beams in place and the crossbars for the roofing welded together it was time for construction of the outer walls. With scaffolding made from large limbs, and the professionalism of a well-managed team, workers in blue uniforms and white hard hats scurry up and down from the walls to cement each block in place. Working against the first week of August deadline everything is in place for completion of the building in time to welcome incoming shipments of much-needed supplies. Each row of blocks brings reality and completion one step closer to completion.
In recent months shipments have been delayed while the distribution center has been constructed. Soon the tarmac road from Lilongwe to the Zambia border will welcome containers of agricultural, educational and medical supplies from Project contributors. Already nearing the distribution site is a container of much-needed food for areas recently devastated by Cyclone Idai, as well as a second 40-foot container of mobility units, hand tools, gloves for medical personnel, and clothing.
Additional pictures of current construction can be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/malawiproject/