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THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT

It was a busy day, and we had a lot of things to get done. It is always that way in Malawi. No matter how long our schedule allows us to be in the country there is never enough time. Going here, going there. Meeting this group, meeting that group. Planning this, planning that.  ...
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ONE OF THE WORST DISASTERS EVER

The cyclone that struck Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe this past week is being referred to by the United Nations as, “one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere.” Two million people have been affected, and destruction is spread over a land mass of 1,200 square miles. Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city...
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BUDGET TRIPLES FOR DEVELOPMENT

Indianapolis, Indiana … At a recent meeting of the Malawi Project’s Board of Directors, Suzi Stephens and Jim Messenger listen intently as a budget is proposed for 2019 that will be triple what the budget was for 2018. The reason is the development and construction of a major headquarters hub and distribution center in Lilongwe,...
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NEWS ALERT: DEVASTATING FLOODS TAKE OUT LIVES, HOMES AND POWER

I write with a heavy heart to share news of devastating floods in Malawi. As of 9th March, 23 people had lost lives with 11 others reported missing. This has been as a result of continuous rainfall that lasted for 5 days. Those who died or are missing have either been washed away in the...
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CRAWLING NEAR DEATH’S DOOR

With Wilson Tembo’s return to the capital to head up Action for Progress, it was quite evident how much Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe had changed in the eight years he had been in the southern region. While Wilson is originally from a village north of the city, he had been working in and around...
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LAND DEVELOPMENT BEGINS

Lilongwe, Malawi … With the rain clouds threatening the plush, green landscape with another day of torrential rain the workers with the big orange truck owned by Gimm Holdings PVT Limited set out to drill a borehole (water well) on the land that will house AfP operations.   Acquired in October 2018 by Action for...
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SHE IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Macheka Village, Malawi … In a land where water never freezes, snow is seldom seen, and few will ever experience an ocean gale in icy weather, Wilson Tembo’s explanation of the plight of 19-year-old Patuma Mbwana, is an interesting way to define the situation. “She is the tip of the iceberg,” he says, and somehow,...
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NETFLIX FEATURES MALAWI 14-YEAR-OLD

Kasungu, Malawi … The rains had been timely and plentiful, and a bumper crop was predicted. The World Bank read the indicators and saw an opportune moment to call on Malawi to reduce its debt to the World community. In order to make the required payments, it was necessary to sell a large portion of...
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