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.
Agogo (Grandmother) – by Randa NelsonOn this my 4th time to Malawi I still find my heart leaning in with the Agogos. I love these women. They have already had a long full life and yet here they are caring for their grandchildren and orphans as well. Life here is not easy. These women have been gathering water for their […]
A Life-Changing Trip – by Carissa ReaMalawi leaves an unforgettable imprint on the hearts of everyone who takes the journey to walk alongside our brothers and sisters. Trip participants leave learning much more than they ever imagined. Through singing, praise, and an unshakeable sense of hope, the power of the human spirit is revealed. Love is exchanged with every smile as […]
A Happy Man Lives Long – By Jordan Heinzel-NelsonWhen we walk into the dusty clearing surrounding a quaint little hut, an old man hobbles out to meet us. He calls something in rapid Chichewa to a couple boys nearby. They run and grab some burlap sacks on which we sit to avoid getting our cloths too dusty. After we are seated, he totters […]
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.