upcoming Friendship, Medical, &
Beekeeping Trips to Malawi.
One village at a time.
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.
Gratitude for Friendship – by Kelsey CarrollKelsey Carroll recently embarked on a journey to Malawi, Africa, on a Friendship Trip. Her immersive experience allowed her to witness the incredible warmth of Malawian hospitality and the resilience of its people through profound connections forged during her trip. After a morning of praise and thanksgiving at church celebrating Paper Sunday (a day where […]
Opening the Khanda Health Center – by Stephanie GraefeWe asked some of our medical team participants to share their experiences of treating patients in Malawi and how the Khanda Health Center will impact the lives of this community. Stephanie Graefe, CPNP-AC, has attended multiple medical trips and shared her experiences along with long-awaited anticipation for the health center’s opening. I have been to […]
Cash Crops: Solar Irrigation Systems are Creating OpportunitiesFor the first year, Malawian farmers in VIP’s partner villages are making significant profits. For those who are unaware of the seasonal split in Malawi, this is an unusual time for harvest. The rainy season ended back in March 2022 and they have not received rain since. However, these farmers are able to grow crops, […]
Villages in Partnership builds connections between villages in the developed world and villages in Malawi to bring about life-changing development in Malawi, Africa.