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CALLUSED HANDS AND BLISTERED KNEES

Lilongwe, Malawi … The story appeared on the Malawi Project website in March after Wilson Tembo was driving in intense traffic in the capital city of Lilongwe and saw Madalitso Banda crawling through near impossible traffic congestion. Referred to as, “Crawling Near Death’s Door”( https://www.malawiproject.org/crawling-near-deaths-door/) the story of Madalitso is all too common in a...
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FOUNDATION SOLIDLY IN PLACE, WALLS NEXT

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...
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MEDICAL SUPPLIES REACH LARGEST HOSPITAL

Kamuzu Central Hospital Receives Much Needed Supplies Lilongwe, Malawi … Kamuzu Central Hospital is located between the seat of government and the old town portion of Lilongwe. It symbolically spans the gap between the past and the present, and it lists itself as having over 1,000 beds. As the main referral hospital in the country,...
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BLOCK LAYING CEREMONY

New Opportunities for Local Involvement Lilongwe, Malawi … During the recent introductory ceremony held on the location of the new Action for Progress distribution hub construction site, Richard Stephens, a founding member of the Malawi Project was honored with the opportunity to symbolically place one of the foundation blocks in the north wall of the...
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ACCEPTANCE, TRUST, EQUALITY AND A BELIEF IN THEMSELVES

A Personal Note from Me to You I’m Mama Suzi in Malawi, but you may just call me Suzi Stephens. I rarely write on site – It’s Dicks thing. He does it so well I’m not needed. However, this situation is different from ever before and I am compelled to write. Dick and I have...
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MORE THAN JUST A CONTAINER

New Life for Trailer #TCNU-8202301 Lilongwe, Malawi … If you had seen the Hammer Trucking semi and trailer # TCNU-8202301 heading north toward Chicago on I-65 you probably would not have given it a second glance. After all, there are thousands of semis headed toward Chicago from points south of the city.   However, hidden...
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POURING THE CONCRETE FLOOR

One Wheelbarrow Load at a Time Lilongwe, Malawi … The morning has arrived. Concrete mixing and pouring are about to begin on the large floor of the new distribution hub for Action for Progress. In developed nations one can imagine a number of concrete trucks lining up along the side of the road, drivers impatiently...
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The Boy Named Chifuniro

Mponela Trading Center, Malawi … A cold chill rushes over me as they read aloud his name. It doesn’t come because of the cold air of the morning, even though it is on the cool side on this Malawi winter morning. It has nothing to do with the weather. It has everything to do with...
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$30K in 30 Days

THE COMPLETION OF A DISTRIBUTION HUB THAT WILL BE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A BUILDING! IT WILL HOUSE THEIR FUTURE, THE FUTURE FOR THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AS SCHOOL BOOKS, LIBRARY BOOKS, PENS, PENCILS, PAPER, CHALK, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES PASS THROUGH THIS LOCATION ON THE WAY TO SCHOOLS ALL OVER...
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WOMEN SHARE THE LOAD

Labor Sharing is an Everyday Reality Lilongwe, Malawi … In a land where it takes everyone working together to survive, it is not unusual to see a female tribal chief administering the life of the village, or a group of women carrying water along a dirt path, or women wielding hoes in order to plant...
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