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Causes: International

Mission: The Malawi Project provides the resources to assist one the poorest nations on earth to get on its feet, manage its own programs, and chart its own future.

Results: Since its inception in 1999 the Malawi Project and its supporters have spawned (1) a five building, 110-bed medical complex, (2) a children village of 26 buildings housing 160 children, (3) a food processing plant that is feeding 60,000 a day, (4) an agricultural village where 50 farm families a year are training in modern farming technology, (5) a new, exciting, farm tractor designed for third world countries with seven units being sent to Malawi, (6) delivery and distribution of over 3,000 wheelchairs, (7) deliver of nearly 90,000 new pairs of shoes in a Shoes for Trees program that has resulted in planting thousands of tree seedlings, (8) establishment and support of three Malawi community support groups, assisting the people in medicine, and self sustaining programs, (9) assistance in the construction of a community library near Lake Malawi, then supplying the library with 2,000 books, (10) procurement and suppling over 700 Malawi medical facilities with over $200 million in medical aid, (10) distribution of nearly a half million pieces of Christian literature, (11) distribution of over 33,000 school text books to over 1,000 schools, (12) major support for the Namikango Maternity Clinic in southern Malawi, and (13) major support for community development groups, schools and the Malawi prison system.

Target demographics: the people of Malawi to get on their feet and provide for their own future.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 700 local organizatons.

Geographic areas served: Malawi, Central Africa

Programs: Agriculture, Education, Medical, Conservation, Forestry, Leadership Training, and Wheelchair Distribution.

Community Stories

162 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

From what I've seen this project has done great work and is striving to improve the lives of many. It is nice to seen the percentage of the donations actually going to the work in Malawi.

Nancy277

Donor

Rating: 5

Malawi project is amazing. Whether I donate money or items they make sure I know how it’s been used and keep me up to date on their amazing projects.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group doing amazing things! Helped my daughter realize a dream of building a well in Malawi.

Randy D.1

Donor

Rating: 5

We partnered with the Malawi Project many years ago. The Goodman Oaks Church of Christ believes this work to be well grounded and focused on meeting the needs of those it serves. By encouraging the Malawians to take ownership of the success of the project, they have created a model for long term benefits

Donor

Rating: 5

I have always believed that you can only really help those that help themselves . This is why I have been so impressed with Malawi Project Inc. Allowing so many to be blessed in so many ways.from all over the world.
Ronnie Martin

1 Shirley P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed the Malawi Project for many years. I have spread the word of their work and have also been a loyal contributor to their projects. It has always impressed me the way this project has been implemented. I am a firm believer in 'Teaching man to fish." At the Malawi Project, that is exactly what they do. They simply provide knowledge and resources and the people of Malawi do the rest. They are so dedicated and hardworking to the point it leaves me speechless. It is common knowledge that the people of Malawi endure severe hardships, but it may not be common knowledge that their commitment to overcome these hardships are second to none. Their hard work, dedication, and overwhelming grace is something we should all aspire to.

rpafrica

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project has served the people of Malawi for many years with much needed assistance in the medical field. They have supplied medical equipment, supplies, medicines and other related materials since their beginning of the work in Malawi. That led them to also begin to help with agriculture projects to help in times of famine with much needed relief for starving people. That opened the doors to get school books and other supplies to help with the schools especially in the rural parts of Malawi where a school library was almost non-existent. Today hundreds of schools have books that were provided by the Malawi Project.
Their newest approach in help build famine relief warehouses called Joseph Projects are so needed, as they will aid entire communities and rural villages to prepare for the times of famine and hunger. With so many containers of supplies going into Malawi each year from the Malawi Project, literally all the people in Malawi benefit in some way. Our thanks to the Malawi Project and for all that they do to help the people of Malawi. We are glad to be a donor to this great work and will continue to do so.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project is one of the most pro-active works we have seen in all of our travels to numerous countries. Having worked with their teams on the ground in Malawi, we know that their work is getting results and making a difference to the people of Malawi. I highly recommend their work as a model for how outreach can be done effectively.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization with some of the most passionate volunteers/leaders that I've ever met and had the privilege to work alongside. From Dick and Suzi Stephens, co-founders, to the Malawi Project's board members and all of those who are "on the ground" in Malawi working to support and empower the Malawian people. It's been an honor to be able to assist them with some of their marketing efforts, as well as personally donate to this worthy cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been working with Dick Stephens and The Malawi Project for approximately a year and a half now. The advertising agency that I work for has partnered with their organization to provide some pro-bono marketing/communications assistance. It has been an honor and privilege to work with this organization. Dick and Suzi Stephens and so many others have dedicated their lives to this worthy cause. I've not only volunteered hours of marketing assistance through our partnership, but I've been compelled to personally donate. I know that my monetary gifts are being put to good use, and I have every faith in the people leading the charge. I encourage others to learn more about all the ways that they can "donate" through their time, talent, and/or treasure.

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c_bischoff2002

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project is an organization that has truly helped changed the face of a nation from the inside out by empowering Malawians themselves. You can feel confident knowing your support of this organization fully goes to Malawi as there is very little overhead and administration.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project is one of the few non profits that can truly state all their funding goes directly to those in need AND that they’ve changed the face of a nation while creating a bond between two countries and groups of people that may not look alike on the outside but share a heart on the inside.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great non-profit that does incredible work! Can't speak highly enough of DIck and Suzi and all that they have done to help the people of Malawi.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I learned of the Malawi Project roughly 4-years ago through a friend of mine. I thought it sounded interesting and asked to meet the founders. When I first heard Dick and Suzi Stephen's story I was blown away by what they had accomplished in Malawi, but what impressed me even more was the humility with which they told there story. They were nearly single handedly feeding an entire nation and giving them the knowledge and tools by which the people of the country could begin sustaining for themselves. The incredible part about what they were doing was that the Malawi Project had no one full time in the country and that all of the efforts were being sustained by the people of Malawi. They are truly fulfilling the popular saying of "teaching a man to fish" and the people of Malawi were doing the fishing after being taught. The work that they do is making a permanent change.

Donor

Rating: 5

My brother intrduced me to the Malawi Project a year or so ago. After researching this non profit, i realized they truly bless the lives of those in Malawi and touch many who have suffered much and would never would have had critical needs supplied without this wonderful ministry!! Most of the funds shared go directly to the people and so much good is done by this wonderful group. I am honored to be a small part of it!!

Daniel B.4

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project does an exceptional job equipping the people of Malawi to help themselves. Over 90% of the funds they receive go directly to assisting Malawi. The Board members truly care about the people there and prayerfully focus their efforts and time to assisting the most needy.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For years I have had a desire to get involved in a mission project but the timing and opportunity never seemed to match up. A couple of years ago I met Dick and Suzi and joined the Malawi Project. I am beginning to see first hand what difference can be made by a few dedicated individuals that love and care for others. I have been amazed at the generosity of the American people and the work ethic and dedication of the people of Malawi. It is a humbling experience to see lives changed and made better through the efforts of the Malawi Project.

Tracy96

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project does mission-critical work in health care, agriculture, education and more. I believe in and support the good work that the project is doing for the people in one of the poorest nations in the world. Thanks for all you do, for making a difference in the lives of the people you serve and keep up the good work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating and volunteering with Dick and Suzi for over 20 years and I have appreciated the approach, dedication, and impact that the Project has made on and for the people of Malawi. I value the experience of participation (through donation and service) to the Project and the gift of watching the Malawi people, organizations and communities grow in faith and toward self-sufficiency in their basic and material needs. Malawi is a place where a little goes a long way... I encourage all of my friends, family and neighbors (and I encourage you) to join in the work that the Malawi Project is doing.

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Wilson T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project Inc.is a unique NGO in that it encourages programs that ensures full independence of the clients served.

The NGO helps Malawians through Health, Education and Agriculture and food security.

Poor households who had been trapped in poverty for a long time are now freed. People with physical changes that disabled them to move, are now free to move and engage in developmental work because The.Malawi Project has helped them have wheelchairs.

Children who have never owned a book, now are able to get suppliementary books to read and expand their horizon.

So, The Malawi Project is a unique NGO because it involves the local people to identify their need and help them stand on their feet.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a unique project. It centers its operation on changing people's lives directly NOT with aid, but with support to the people to stand on their own feet

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know Malawi project has helped thousands of people in Malawi who require medical care, mobility and educational needs, and vulnerable people. It's programs are a success in the transformation of people's lives.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am Hellen Kabinda-Matemba. I work with namikango mission as an accountant, Malawi project was one of our partners and I used to handle most of their accounts. Malawi project helps a lot of people I personally know especially the hospitals, disabled and poor people. The food and cloths they give out has feed and kept warm people who never dreamed of having such things. Seeing a disabled person move around and at easy its one of great joys I have experienced with Malawi project. I would like to thank all donors who make it all possible, please continue and may God bless you abundantly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Malawi project is helping the less privileged and physically challenged people in Malawi. It will be better if this organisation continues to do this charity work here in Malawi so that people should be supported.

May God continue to bless the supporters.

Grivin K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Malawi project is a life serving partner .It is helping Malawi in healthy, education and Agriculture.it becomes heartbreaking to visit the public hospitals to access medical care but then find out that the hospital's have no medical supplies and patients are left stranded. There are many schools with building's labbled library but you find there is no single book and students have no where to access the books to read and study for assignment and exams. Thus where Malawi project comes in , it provides medical and educational suppliers where they are needed most .Time and again Malawi project has helped thousands and thousands of Malawians who have been facing the food shortage-hunger by providing them with food . Providing farm inputs like fertilizer to farmers is a transformative initiative to help Malawians to become food secure. Physical challenged who have no access to mobility units are also being helped by Malawi project as it gives the mobility units ,with this help children have returned to school and many other have started businesses. With Malawi project ,Sad faces brighten up .Thank you Malawi project.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked on The Malawi Project website for two years through my employer. It's a great cause and I love the fact that they are not just lending aid, but are encouraging the citizens of Malawi to control their own destiny. It's a top-notch organization from beginning to end.

Rick C.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.
Helping people help themselves has been the Christian based principle on which Dick and Suzi Stephens have steered the Malawi Project from its inception. Drip irrigation systems, mobility units, hospitals, churches, school books, medicine and classrooms have all been part of the plan to help the people of Malawi help themselves.
Few charities in the world have been established that have helped so many people in impoverished nations than the Malawi Project. The most impressive legacy of the Malawi Project is it has done so with an enormity of selflessness, sacrifice, hope, faith, charity and love.
May God continue to bless.
Rick Conway, Pres
Squire Boone Village
New Albany, Indiana

Jennifer Wheeler G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great pleasure of going to Malawi with dick and Suzi with the Malawi project. Dick and Suzi have great hearts for the people in Malawi. The Malawi Project helps many people in Malawi through education, healthcare, and food distribution.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Good afternoon Mr. & Mrs. Stevens,

This is Larry Vinson. I am a preacher of the Gospel of Christ, and I serve as a missionary to Malawi. I have been living and working in Malawi since 2016. I have had the good pleasure of coming across your organizations good works in my field of travel. I was in the village of Dzama where I met a retired Gospel preacher who had lost a foot. It was due to an infection from what appeared to be a simple cut. I discovered that your organization provided him with a mobility unit that enables him to freely maneuver through his village. This is an experience he has not engaged in for many years. He is very thankful for your organizations generosity.

I was also informed that your organization had built a warehouse to store some critical items needed for life sustainment of the Republics citizens. A friend invited me to the recent grand opening of your new warehouse facility in Lilongwe. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the warehouse’s dedication because of a prior engagement. However, your Executive Director in Malawi, Mr. Wilson Tembo gave me a personalized guided tour of that facility. That facility is impressive even be Western standards. Mr. Tembo explained some of your organizations plans for future service for the citizens of Malawi. Those plans were also impressive. Your organization has done what so many service groups, in my opinion, fail to do. That is, to have an orderly plan for future growth. You purchased enough physical property to assure that future needs can be accommodated at this site. I have been told, that in ten (10) years, the population of Malawi is expected to double. That would mean, your group would be aiding a population of more than thirty five million (35,000,000). Please keep up the good works. This country is greatly blessed by your organizations efforts and will be forever grateful because of your vision for the future.

With Great Respect & Admiration,


Larry Vinson
Missionary to Malawi

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank God for the Malawi Project often. It has meant so much for us to ship our Mobility Carts manufactured in Wheatfield, Indiana, to Lilongwi by 40 foot Shipping Containers for several years, and now they go directly to the new Distribution Center, just dedicated. We have shipped 6 full containers to Malawi in the last 3 years with 1164 Carts to be distributed. The Distribution Center is locally owned by Action for Progress and operated by a Malawian Board of Directors who partner with the Malawi Project to bring many humanitarian goods to assist those in need and to assist in the long range development of the country. Malawians must be in the forefront of relief and development efforts in the country if these efforts are to be successful--and, developing right before our eyes, we witness a model that stresses the necessary leadership of administering assistance by Malawians. The Malawi Project honors and fosters that, hoping to help replace the archaic and paternalistic 'colonial intervention method' of imposing ourselves on the African cultures. True partners work to compliment each other as equals.

When we load a Shipping Container a seal is affixed on the doors by us in Wheatfield, Indiana, and it is not opened until it arrives in the hands of Action for Progress in their Distribution facility. The Malawi Project passed along its trust of the local leadership in Malawi to us; we know firsthand of the capabilities of the staff of AfP because we spent 2 weeks traveling all parts of Malawi with the AfP staff in late 2018 to see firsthand how our Mobility Carts are distributed to the leg-challenged men, women and children that mostly crawl on the ground. And of course we also then witnessed so many other ways the Malawi Project and AfP were working hand in hand to spread the love of God to those so desperately in need of such love.

Any organization that works in a developing country needs to learn the very hard lesson of transferring leadership and responsibility to the local cultural leaders in such country--that is something the Malawi Project continues to foster--that's what makes a Great NonProfit!

Bob Gabrielse
with Mobility Ministries, Inc., Wheatfield, Indiana
--working hand-in-hand with the Malawi Project
--working hand in hand with Action for Progress

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our story with the Malawi Project began about 1 year ago. Our totally volunteer driven ministry manufactures 3-wheel 'off-road' Mobility vehicles for the leg-disabled in developing countries. We send these Carts in Shipping Containers loaded at our facility in DeMotte, Indiana. We were looking for another Distribution Partner with the skills and experience to receive these donated Carts and make sure they were properly distributed to those persons who were mobility challenged. We got this in the Malawi Project, and we got so much more! We were privileged to get a partner that is clearly faith-based, is focused on compassion, is meticulous about screening recipients, and carefully keeps their ministry to Malawi separate from government entanglement--which so often could be the ultimate downfall of effective aid from an NGO. And then we were blessed with an organization that already has a network of connections to 20 some hospitals, many clinics, and disability service providers all through Malawi, having developed this network for more than 20 years; we knew the Lord had a very direct hand in forging this link between our two ministries.
The Malawi Project will be using its network in Malawi to directly supervise the distribution of the Mobility Carts as an alternative to wheelchairs; these Carts go where wheelchairs usually cannot go--on rough unpaved ground--giving the gift of mobility, independence and dignity to so many that have had to crawl or be carried by others!
We are blessed by the Malawi Project; and now the Mobility Carts can be a blessing to hundreds and thousands in Malawi. The Malawi Project recognizes that the Cart changes the life of a recipient immediately, but also the lives of the recipient's family and friends, and then often the entire community. With our next container shipment set for May, the Malawi Project will have more than 400 Carts to meet the unique needs of more than 400 people.
We are so thankful for the Malawi Project and that they have expanded the branch of their ministry that meets disability needs--competently, efficiently, and compassionately!
mobilityministries.org

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member of the Malawi Project. The Project is unique in that it makes an earnest attempt to decolonize the country. So many non-profits have an earnest desire to help developing countries, but they continue the cycle of colonization by requiring control of the aid they provide. The Malawi Project is trying to break the colonization cycle by placing control of the aid they send to Malawi into the hands of Malawians. We have been involved with building hospitals, libraries, grain storage bins, medical clinics, and food processing plants, but we have no control over any of these facilities. they are all controlled by the Malawians! It is such a thrill to work with the Malawians, to see them work to change their own destiny knowing that they can influence and control their own future. Anyone wanting to make a sustainable difference in s Africa needs to investigate and engage with the Malawi Project. We focus our efforts on medical, educational, agricultural and community development aid.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Malawi Project for more then a decade. Their commitment to making the people of Malawi of first importance has motivated me to get more deeply involved over the years. They are not partial in their aid, they provide for those in need regardless of who they are, their affiliations, or their religious beliefs. The Malawi Project is also committed to getting the Malawians to take responsibility for their own future. This is done by handing programs started by the Malawi Project over to the Malawian people. They have done this with a hospital, schools, agricultural programs - shared village tractors, aid distribution, food processing plant, etc. Thank you Malawi Project for all you have done.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My involvement with the Malawi Project has moved from donor to volunteer to board member. The further that my wife and I have travelled down the path of this unique organization, the more involved we have become. It was truly a blessing to travel throughout Malawi last year to personally witness the numerous projects that have, and are, changing the lives as well as the hopes and dreams of the Malawians. The Malawi Project recently accomplished one of its longest standing goals - moving our decision making process directly to the Malawians. The Malawians have established their own non-profit called Action for Progress which has been officially recognized by their government. We will continue to request financial and material donations, but more and more the desired funding and material support will be at the request of their Action for Progress board priorities. The Malawi Project is determined to assist Malawi in the ways that they determine assistance is needed. We at the Malawi Project strive to NOT have them become dependent on Western assistance or to change or adapt their culture to ours. We just view them as brothers and sisters that need a hand along the way...and that's what families do for each other.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife and I returned from two weeks in Malawi on 10/1/18. Our group of eight travelled throughout the country visiting various sites and projects undertaken by the Malawi Project. This was my second trip to Africa but just my first to Malawi. This was one of the most emotional series of events in my life. To see first hand the need of the nation while at the same time witnessing first hand the success of so many projects from educational to medical to agricultural, was at times overwhelming. The things I found so gripping in America tumbled away day by day when I saw the great need in Malawi. However, it was, and remains, so inspiring and uplifting to have seen the numerous individuals and other non-profits that have blessed these humble people by allowing the Malawi Project to guide their donations, (physical and monetary), to the right places. Returning home has been emotional. I’m viewing the world as a brighter, more hopeful place. There is so much more good than bad, more love than hate, and certainly more hope than despair. It’s hard not to smile remembering the amazing singing of celebration in one of the villages as they officially opened their first grain storage building. The Malawi Project, meaning -the donors- provided a very small amount of money for the concrete floor and the roof, but the structure was constructed by the local villagers including making the bricks. They have already designed the method to store excess grain and an accounting method that will feed not only the family members of those that stored the grain, but those that physically cannot care for themselves when the next famine occurs. I wish you all could see their faces with what THEY have accomplished with your help - and the singing - oh the singing....

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The country of Malawi has been independent since1964. Since then poverty has been a major problem plaguing the country. Unfortunately it grows worse every day and many organisations has been established in Malawi but they haven't completely alleviated any poverty.
Since Malawi Project started in Malawi it has reached many areas and have helped a lot of vulnerable people by providing them with necessities which is severely needed and has alleviated much of the problems, especially poverty that are plaguing Malawi. Necessities in Farming,  Education, Health and even provide bicycles to crippled people who have never left the ground since their birth is a blessing.
Concerning the poverty situation, Action For Malawi has constructed and build a huge warehouse which will hold and keep medicine and health items, school supplies and equipment and assorted food from all well wishers. Their instrumental in teaching leadership, agriculture, education, health and so much more. I am extremely proud of the work that is being done here in Malawi on behalf of Action for progress project. The warehouse is a great asset to Malawians because it assures the poor and needy that they will be able to actually receive their donation and because of the new warehouse, distribution will be much easier. Under the management of Malawi Project team people will definitely be assisted easily and faster. The warehouse is located in capital city Lilongwe, close to the airport. Right now Action For Progress is ready to receive all donations from well wishers from all over the world and those received donations will be assured safety and is protected before distributed to the needy. I highly recommend Action For Progress, under the Malawi project to anyone who has it in their heart to help and assist the poor and the needy. Thank you and God Bless. Steven Vinson

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity makes a huge difference! When citizens of Malawi wait at the airport by the hundreds /thousands for leaders of this project to arrive in Malawi, you know the Malawi Project is highly respected and making a difference. When Malawians say that no other group on the planet (besides one other country) has helped Malawi like The Malawi Project, it's time to take notice. So, we did!

Our church building is 2 blocks from Mayo Clinic, where people come from all over the world to find answers to health challenges. We are blessed to be able to do our small part to help! We have also chosen to help one of the poorest countries in the world - Malawi. Our children have adopted Malawi as their mission project. So, they donate part of their allowances each Sunday to the Malawi Project, Inc. We then go shopping together to make purchases for Malawi. We've collected clothing, school supplies, work gloves, tools, and made handmade quilts. We are committed to growing in our support for these beautiful people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so inspired by the Malawi Project and the selfless way they tirelessly work for the poorest nation on this planet. Even though our church family is involved in a big ministry down the street from Mayo Clinic, we are committed to continuing our connection with this amazing non-profit! Recently, we had a “May for Malawi” Drive that we’ve extended into “More for Malawi”. The pictures show some of the handmade quilts and items we have and are gathering. We are also pushing for hand tools to be donated, like: hammers, screw drivers, and saws. It is thrilling to be involved in helping to change lives for the better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5


"Malawi Project  is probably the only organisation that focuses on the needs of a person by transforming such a person from dependency to independence. Malawi Project does not stop at that point but continues to transform that person to be a tool in transforming other people. In other words, Malawi Project is the only organisation in Malawi that empowers the locals and make the ready for their future. "

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dick and Suzi Stephens are friends of ours. They told me the story years ago of while sitting in a church presentation on the people of Malawi how their hearts burned when they heard the plight of the Malawi people. Dick said that was the day they decided something must be done to help alleviate the suffering so many children had undergone when losing parents to Aids and famine. For more than 20 years now, Dick and Suzi and the Malawi Project Team have been blessed to send over $250 million in used medical equipment, village tractors, irrigation kits, mobility units for those who can't walk, medicine, band-aids, text books and other countless items to those most in need. Their leadership, dedication and love for their neighbors in Malawi have inspired countless others like me to give of our time and resources to help where we can. The Malawi Project is so unique in that they work hand in hand with Malawi leaders and support the people there in the country to run their own programs the way they believe works best. Arm-in-arm cooperation with the dignified people of Malawi has proven to be the right approach over time. Dick and Suzi Stephens and the Malawi Project have shown me how real outreach can thrive when the dignity of the people served is paramount. May God bless the Malawi Project!

Donor

Rating: 5

Malawi Project has been a blessing from God to the people of Malawi for many years providing: housing and food for the orphans, medical supplies to hospitals, special wheel chairs for the handicapped, and modified farm equipment for the farmers. In addition, 2019 is very special. The Distribution Center is being completed that will help the farmers store their crops. This will reduce crop losses as well as help minimize the impact of droughts and floods. Also, 2019 is the year that Malawi Project partners with a not-for- profit called Action for Progress that is run by Malawians. This is an important transition that enables Malawians to help each other.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Malawi Project works hard and effectively to meet the needs of the people. Medical supplies are always needed at the various hospitals and clinics. My wife and I happened to be at Blessings Hospital in Lilongwe on a day when one of the containers was delivered. In addition to a variety of hospital equipment, there were wheel chairs for the needy. The farm equipment and hand tools that they also provide help the families be more self-sufficient. Jim and Virginia McPeak

Donor

Rating: 5

I have loved supporting this project because of the continuous dedication and positive attitude of the volunteers!
They are determined to make an impact in this part of the world and share in the communion of Christian spirit! Inspiring!

Carolina Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A few years ago my then 7 year old daughter heard about the pill bottle project that the Malawi project had put together. We did some research, and were astonished at the need for something we literally toss away by the 1000's yearly here in the states. We got in touch with the gentleman in charge, and he gave my daughter the opportunity to lead a collection at her school. She was able to collect over a 1,000 pill bottles and $100's of dollars worth of first aid supplies as well. This nonprofit organization is changing lives, and saving lives. I am proud to say that the Malawi Project opened up a part of my daughter's heart that still to this day she works on. The Malawi Project sets the tone for how the rest of us humans on this earth should treat our fellow humans - with compassion, and selflessness.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project is exceptional because of the way it is structured to help the Malawi people be independent and encourages local leadership to own the program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organisation in Malawi. It helps the needy stand on their feet. If you have a little something don't hesitate to donate towards this good cause.
Helping Malawi in spiritual growth, medicine, agriculture, and many more. Let's donate to strengthen it.

Alexis I Skriloff J.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have not had a lot of experience with this project on location, mostly what I have read, and learned from others. I do support its projects and have learned that their ratings in actualizing their thoughts adn ideas is high. The impact of what they do is long reaching. Giving to them to further the endeavors that they espouse is worthwhile. I particulary was entranched with the providing and utilizing of used amber prescription bottles. This saved money and the meds that filled were donated from pharmaceutical companies that manufactured said drug. All and all, this is a worthwhile organize to lookinto and give, participate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have learnt about the Malawi Project from 2002. I have volunteered with Malawi project in Malawi and have witnessed their efforts making a very big impact in (1) Health, (2) Agriculture and Food Security (3) Education and General Humanitarian Assistance.

What has touched me more is the approach employed by the Malawi Project where it involves the locals in development work. That's empowering them. No dependence!

For example, The Malawi Project has worked jointly with locals in construction of Grain Storage buildings. Local people contributed labor, materials and the Malawi Project contributed resources to ensure people have better food storage facilities that can aid food security at community level. That will have big impact to thousands of poor families and cut the famine cycle that is contributed by lack of storage facilities that cause deterioration.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project first caught my eye somewhere on the internet as they were collecting empty medicine bottles. As it was so easy to give, people I know rounded up many and sent them to Indianapolis! I soon saw the reports and photos of Malawians with the bottles in their hands. I got the bug! What else can I send to human beings that I have too much of?! I saw the call for hand tools and I did a collection. This time, my husband and I drove to Indianapolis and met Dick and Suzi. Well. They are what I would call the real deal. They are Christians who don't shy away from any discomfort in order to do what they can as humanitarians in Malawi. They are humble people who I trust. I want to support them in prayer and in gathering goods for Malawi as long as the Lord sees fit.

Orchik7

Donor

Rating: 5

I traveled with the Malawi Project
Board for 2 weeks in Malawi this fall and I was overwhelmed at their
outreach and the influence they have made on this country. They have put their funds to use in so many areas including medical supplies, educational materials, books, agricultural aid in the form of v tractors and drip irrigation, famine relief and so much more. And best of all, they are working with Malawians who are leading the process. I was deeply touched by the people in Malawi and their gratitude for even the slightest kindness. This country has so many needs but in spite of that it was an unbelievable experience to see the love and warmth of the people there. I cannot say enough good things about the difference the Malawi Project has made and will continue to make for so many!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Malawi Project is a great non-profit contributing to so many people in need in Malawi! They have sent medical supplies, wheel chairs, food in great quantities to a starving country, and more! I highly recommend this group as they have a heart for the needy!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with and supported the Malawi Project for more than 20 years and have seen first hand the great job the organization has don year after year.

John Clark

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Malawi project for several years and know the founders and THIS non-profit truly works for the beneficiaries with the donations and funds truly going to help the ones that need help. The goal is to help the Malawian people help themselves as opposed to giving them things. The projects carried out are run by and maintained by the Malawian people and not the directors of the Malawi project. And it does far exceed expectations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project has done immeasurable good in one of, if not the poorest country on Earth. The greatest thing about this nonprofit is the fact that it aims at helping the people by helping them become self sufficient as opposed to just sending money or goods. For example, the hospital was built and turned over to Malawians to operate themselves as opposed to a nonprofit running it themselves. Dick and Suzi Stephens have involved so many others in the advancement of the nonprofit.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project Inc does much good for the people of Malawi. The main focus is providing the people the tools to help themselves. A very worthwhile organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My local club, Altrusa International of the Capital City of VA, chartered( since 1994) under an international umbrella of more than 350 clubs provides extensive community service " in our back yards"and develops leaders in service. For 5 years, through an International Committee, we have shared the distinction with some of our other clubs to provide birthing kits, medicine bottles, and personal hygiene shipped cases (approx. 20) to Indiana. What a great learning experience about Malawi we share through Richard and Suzi Stephens. Though Skye, letters, conversations, etc. we have made real "each one help one" with Dick and Suzi and their organization. These humanitarians , selfless service ambassadors and authors make Malawi come alive in minds and spirits like no others. They paint portraits of Malawi people that make us feel like they are our next door neighbors. We are so proud to know such model leaders and their influential organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a retired long -term medical missionary having worked at Chimala Mission Hospital in Tanzania. I have known of the Malawi Project and Richard and Suzi Stephens since they began the work. It has been exemplary and has helped an amazing number of people in Malawi. The work is continuing and is more than deserving of support from organizations, grants, individuals, etc. // Frank Black, M.D. - Indianapolis, IN

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Malawi Project Inc. was started by caring individuals who made it their mission to improve the quality of life for people in Malawi. The organization has not only provided hundreds of millions of dollars of supplies and equipment to the people of Malawi, it has been instrumental in the establishment of a school, multi-complex hospital, and food distribution plants. What makes Malawi Project most impressive, however, is the dedication of its volunteers who are determined to not only provide support to those in need, but also to provide the people of Malawi with the tools they need to thrive on their own.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working along with and supporting this non-profit for 3 years. The work that they do and the support they provide to those in Malawi is phenomenal. This is a great organization backed by amazing people who want to make the world a better place. If you're looking to make a difference in the lives of Malawians I would highly recommend supporting this non-profit!

Mark T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

During my tenure at a multi-faceted ministry in Malawi, I witnessed how the Malawi Project allowed that ministry to expand its assistance to the community exponentially in several areas. One of our areas of service was a maternity clinic. Once the MP got involved, we were able to equip not only it, but also dozens of other hospitals and clinics over a several hundred square mile area. Ambulances and trucks from those facilities would cover a field as they came to receive their supplies. Many of these clinics and hospitals lacked basic medical supplies like bandages and needles before the MP got involved. The MP chose our location to open up a warehouse that received many tons of other humanitarian aid as well. We were able to provide wheelchairs to the disabled, food to the hungry, school textbooks to students, and on and on through our association with the MP. The help came in more ways than I can elaborate on here. Then we learned that the MP was helping several other efforts across the country. There is no question that the MP is making a huge impact among a people who have lived in the grip of poverty and suffering for so long.

Wofatsa Lewis Wa S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am Faith Lewis Somanje, a young man born and raised in Malawi.
I have known the Malawi project as a non profit making organization for almost three years now, mainly because of its humanitarian support programs in Education, Relief and development. The wonderful thing is that it doesn't ask for any benefit from the communities it work with.

Recently the Malawi project has constructed a community warehouse in one of the areas I work with ( Dowa west, Central Malawi) with motivation from the bible story of Joseph in Egypt. This will sure help the community to store enough food that can be used later when they are faced with hunger.

This plus many other programs have been a blessing to many Malawians throughout all regions.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I live in Rochester, Minnesota - home of Msyo Clinic. I have seen people so committed to helping this amazing ministry/project. Children recently jump started a collection of $1,100 for food for the Malawi family. A doctors group donated medical supplies, including an x-ray machine. Others have handed me items from medicine bottles to clothing. I am deeply blessed and thankful to be a small Donor to this incredible organization.

Brent G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have supported the Malawi Project for the better part of a decade now. In that time we have been fortunate enough to watch as our contributions turn into new and innovative programs that not only help them with basic needs, but provide technology and materials that empower them to do more and have a better quality of life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to travel with Dick and Suzi to see Malawi first hand. We were able to see many of the amazing things they have accomplished with God's help to improve the lives of many people in Malawi. It was especially amazing to see how true to the mission the Malawi project is. We were able to see the Namikango Mission and watch as Wilson carefully doled out supplies to local nurses and people in need. The most touching for me personally was a wheelchair that was given to a teenage girl who had become disabled by cerebral malaria. Prior to receiving the wheelchair her mother was forced to carry this girl, who was literally twice the size of her mother, on her back to the market, church, etc. I remember sobbing as the mother told us about how much she appreciated the wheelchair for her daughter and how much it had changed their lives. I was simply floored by how great the need is and how the things that we take for granted are so greatly appreciated there. It is because I have seen how great the need is and how wonderfully the Malawi Project works with Malawians to fulfill these needs that I continue to support them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Malawi Project is a worthy work in a country which needs immediate assistance. My experience with the intentions and work of Suzi and Dick Stephens stems from their attending a Medical Mission Seminar in Tennessee in my home church in 1999. The work as always been to benefit the physical , spiritual and educational health and agricultural needs of the people.
The current famine creates an urgency for basic nutrition to which donors can share some of their tax refund.

Donor

Rating: 5

It has been a high honor to have become a regular donor to this exceptional organization. I have come to know its leaders, the Stephensons, rather well through years of their patronage to my business. The Malawi Project is purely inspiring to me and I greatly admire the passion and courage that it takes to effectively run. There are myriad good will projects that this organization undertakes that benefit people that are in tremendous need and are resource deficient. I would heartily recommend that one consider donating to the Malawi Project with a monetary gift or donation. It will be appreciated beyond belief and one will be rewarded in knowing how far reaching their kindness will be.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Malawi Project has been a great blessing to the people of Malawi. Due to the flooding and subsequent drought conditions in the recent past, there has been need to focus on food relief. But when harvests are more plentiful there remains the persistent need for medical supplies, agricultural equipment and educational material.

The Malawi Project is experienced at meeting these needs. We were blessed to witness many of the programs that are described in the overview when we worked with the Stevens in Malawi in 2006. It is a pleasure to give when you know that the funds will be used effectively.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure getting to know Dick, Suzi, and others involved in the Malawi Project. I personally worked very closely with Malawi Project during my years with NAMIKANGO MISSION INC of the church of Christ between 2005 and December 2015 where I worked as Assistant Director. The impact of Malawi Project on the Malawian community has simply been enourmous. In a country that has a rapid growing population, government needs development parteners who will contribute in a very meaningful way to the needs of the population. Malawi Project has been such a partener in contributing heavily especially in the health sector through distribution of much needed drugs and medical supplies both in government and private health institutions. The education sector has also benefitted immensly from the work of Malawi Project through distribution of books and other reading materials. How grateful we are to God for a very committed couple in Dick and Suzi who have over the years worked very tirelessly for the good of the Malawi people. Malawi Project is in a cause worth the support of all who love mankind.

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't think I have ever known a more passionate group of people for the work they do. It is so inspiring to hear the stories of how The Malawi Project has lifted so many lives in Africa.
In a time when we must be cautious of where we send donations, it's great knowing this organization is accountable.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been helped in so many ways by the Malawi Project for the passed fourteen and a half years. We would NOT have been able to assist the people of Senga Bay, Salima in the way we have if it WEREN'T for the Malawi Project.

Over the years they have helped us with the building and supply of books for our Para Community library, which thanx to them we have been able to expand by providing additional books to MAFCO Community Secondary School library.Provided us with medical supplies for our District Hospital, medicines, bandages, etc for our Clinic at the Gate and now medicines for Ndi Moyo Palliative Care. Giving Mobility for the Immobile by providing wheelchairs, walking frames, crutches etc and now the new designed PETS.Two V Tractors to bring mechanised farming to the rural areas.Clothing and Linen for the less fortunate. Forwarded volunteers to assist in village projects, understanding that we are about the people for the people, no matter their culture, religious beliefs etc.
How can we express just how grateful we are and how amazing the MALAWI PROJECT is, the work that they do for us and many others in Malawi can not be expressed fully in a few sentences.THANK YOU

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Dick Stephens' ministries since the late 1960's, so when he told me he was getting involved with helping the people of Malawi, I knew they were in for a great blessing. From helping people find better ways of farming, including introducing a tractor designed from the ground up for their special needs in that part of the world, Project Malawi has done a wondrous amount of work, works of love, they would call it.

If any of you are looking for a great work to support that is doing wonderful work in this largely forgotten part of the world, you can't do better than the Malawi Project.

So many thanks to Dick and his staff for all the trials they have endured in helping the people of this nation, and thanks to God for giving them His strength to accomplish it.

Donor

Rating: 4

It has been a pleasure getting to know Dick, Suzi, and others involved in the Malawi Project. They are doing a great work in an area of the world that needs assistance. It has been a blessing to be able to support their efforts.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the Malawi Project from its infancy as I had worked with Suzy when she and Richard first began developing the idea of going, working and improving the life of people in Malawi. They have more than proved that a little ripple in a great pond can bring waves of support and help. They have worked side by side with the people in Malawi to lift them up. I am an avid supporter of such a fine organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have long admired the Malawi Project as a well-run, effective organization. It has remained focused on its core mission, so that funds and efforts are used in the most efficient way possible. The list of positive effects on the poorest residents of Malawi is impressive. As a life-long minister, I have seen many missionary organizations that are long on good intentions but short on know-how and effective strategy. The Malawi Project is run by people with the best of intentions, but who also have approached their task with careful thought and effective strategy.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This is a great effort to help the people of Malawi help themselves. Those involved are very loving and dedicated.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Malawi Project's goal to make Malawians independent is seen in all their programs. Malawians in leadership and administrative positions of all their programs in the beginning insures ownership by the nationals and much greater success of the program.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This organization does an excellent job of avoiding aid-dependency by utilizing strategies and designing/implementing programs which promote innovation and development independence. These facets are powered or heavily influence by valuable Malawian knowledge and various citizen perspectives. The organization's partners are well-trained, scrupulous, and professional. If you are looking to volunteer or donate to an Indiana-based organization which delivers productive results, promotes local empowerment, is highly focused, and doesn't accommodate troublesome neoliberalist ideologies (i.e. "The West knows best"), the Malawi Project is the NGO you are looking for.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Malawi Project does great work in a part of the world often ignored in the West. Their program runs the full spectrum from famine relief to medical work. Fantastic group.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a woman who's plan was to homebirth their first child with the presence of a midwife, even I was startled by the fact that these women have to labor and deliver all alone with no one to help them, or in a facility where tools are rusty, broken, and unsterile. So when they're simple requests were for a razor blade to cut the umbilical cord, a onesie, Hat, and blanket for the baby, for a bed pad to keep the blood and fluids sanitary and for easy disposal, I was moved at the simplicity of their request. These relatively inexpensive and common items can make such a big difference during one of the most important events in a woman's life emotionally, spirituality, and physically. This is just one amazingly simple way to show the love of Christ. Blessings to you all who make the Malawi Project a success.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Had no Wheelchair for my school going child. I could carry her on my back to and from school. Malawi Project gave her a wheelchair to use. I am now free to attend to other things while my daughter is in class learning.

Unlike many NGOs, Malawi project has workers with highest integrity. They don't promise what they cannot help.
They provide and not promise where they can.

The project is helping people stand on their feet......NOT handouts.

Thanks Malawi Project Board and workers in Malawi