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.
News & Stories
Ailey’s PlaygroundEven the smallest person can make a huge difference! Read Ailey’s inspiring story: “I can’t believe you kids are complaining that you have nothing to do! You have so much, the kids in Malawi have nothing!” Megan Smith was frustrated that her kids were complaining about being bored again. Little did she know that she was […]
Solar IrrigationWeather conditions in Malawi have become more unpredictable than ever. Severe flooding destroyed much of the harvest in 2015 and was followed by a prolonged drought in 2016. Families have been unable to harvest enough food to survive. Because of this, Villages in Partnership is investing in solar powered irrigation technology. This will allow the […]
Ed Rhoad’s StoryWe are honored that Ed Rhoad, the father of VIP President Bob Rhoad, shared his story with us. In 2008, at the invitation of Stephen and Liz Heinzel-Nelson, my son Bob Rhoad and I traveled to Malawi. There I saw the staggering depth of poverty unlike anything that I had ever seen or imagined. So […]
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.