How We Work
Our approach is based on an enduring collaborative partnership with the people of Sakata, Malawi.
We meet with villagers to understand their needs.
We mobilize support in the West to provide resources and expertise.
The entire village works with us to build a solution.
The project is completed and villagers take ownership of it.
The new project helps to lift the entire community.
The Power of VIP’s Approach
Commitment to Our Villages
We have a personal relationship with every one of our partner villages and will remain in those villages until they are on the path to sustainable development.
Walking in the path of Jesus, we love our neighbor as ourselves.
Targeting Root Causes
We simultaneously address the six critical needs of human development to break the vicious cycle of extreme poverty.
A Hand up Not a Hand Out
VIP programs empower local communities to be part of the solution so that villagers are able to meet their own needs.
Real change comes from the grassroots. That’s why 100% of our development staff is Malawian.
Our Personal Connection
We are not distant benefactors, but true partners. Many of our supporters travel to Malawi to break bread with and work alongside our Malawian brothers and sisters.
Giving Tuesday: Choose Education!Coming on the heels of the commercially driven Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday (this year falling on November 28th, 2017) is the international day for giving. Last year VIP’s Giving Tuesday campaign was a huge success, as we raised tens of thousands of dollars which we used to build a life changing large-scale […]
Chifundo Kamwendo and the Power of VSLsA lot is made, rightfully so, of VIP’s large-scale infrastructure and development projects. The building of schools, bridges, maize mills, and solar irrigation projects has a huge impact on the people of rural Malawi and these projects are concrete examples of the progress that we are making in combating poverty in the villages of Sakata. […]
My Trip to Malawi by Tom MarreroMy trip to Malawi started well before I set foot at the airport. It started as I watched my father’s life be taken away from him by an aggressive lymphoma and with his unfortunate passing in December 2015. He was a great father and someone who always gave me support to push further in life, […]
Villages in Partnership is a community of people and organizations who are devoted to sharing God’s love and blessings with the poorest of the poor in the impoverished nation of Malawi, Africa.