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.
The Shipping Container Arrived!Our shipping container arrived! After running into delays at customs that required our amazing Malawian staff to get support from their Government, all of the supplies donated by our supporters have finally made it to our partners in Malawi. These donations have provided supplies that are not accessible in Malawi. They will go towards schools […]
Cydney has Graduated!Many of you have followed Cydney’s story throughout the years with VIP. His early life was filled with tragedy after his mother passed away, leaving Cydney orphaned at eight years old. He was left to care for himself and his younger sister without support. This is not uncommon in our partner villages. Cydney became involved […]
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 […]
Villages in Partnership builds connections between villages in the developed world and villages in Malawi to bring about life-changing development in Malawi, Africa.