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 uplift 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 in Malawi 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.
Women Find Empowerment in Saving: The Story of Chrissy PaundiToday, I got to meet with another couple from VIP’s impact area in Malawi, Chrissy and George Paundi. Chrissy, a beautiful woman with a wide smile, greets me over the zoom screen in Chichewa, the local language. We exchange the usual formal introductions. I know just enough Chichewa to make it through the first […]
Partnership with Worldwide Logistics GroupBy Beth Cohen and Jordan Heinzel-Nelson Worldwide Logistics Group (WWL), a global logistics and supply chain management company, is donating warehouse and shipping services to help support Villages in Partnership (VIP), an organization whose mission is to help impoverished people in Sakata, Malawi. As VIP continues to secure much needed supplies for Malawi, WWL will […]
Overcoming Challenges – By Roseline NambazoMy name is Roseline Nambazo from Teputepu Village. I am a student at the Malawi College of Medicine studying to earn a bachelor’s degree in the medicine of surgery. As a girl raised in the village, my life has been difficult as far as school is concerned. In my community, people believe that girls do […]
Villages in Partnership builds connections between villages in the developed world and villages in Malawi to bring about life-changing development in Malawi, Africa.