MAVISALO: A national model in Malawi
Donna Thomas had the winning bid on this beautiful piece of cloth from DR Congo. Wherever we go in the world,
we will look for the persons in that area
who can become a role model for their world.
— from Del Anderson’s Dream for Spirit in Action, 2004 This past weekend we celebrated sixteen years of sharing Del’s dream with the world through Spirit in Action. The gathering of twenty-three people was a special time to celebrate our work, bid on handicrafts from SIA partners, and meet friends old and new. Thank you to all who attended and all those who donated time and items to make the day a success! At the event I shared about the exciting work of the Manyamula Village Savings and Loans group (MAVISALO) in Malawi, which is working to expand their reach. In the process, they are developing into national model! MAVISALO recently hosted a delegation team from the Malawian Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Community Development, and COMSIP. The team interacted with all the members, learning about the group’s operations, systems, and finances. Canaan Gondwe, the local coordinator shares of the visit, “it was again superb for us.” Like Boyd and I, the delegation met with group members that have received loans from MAVISALO. “The comment they left with us,” says Canaan, “was that our group is a success story! Our future seems very bright.” Not only is Canaan Gondwe a role model, all MAVISALO members are models of people who care about others and share their expertise with others for the benefit of all. This is just one story showing the way we are still following Del’s dream for Spirit in Action. Thank you again to all who joined us on Saturday and who contributed to help support further growth of MAVISALO. Click here for more photos from our visit with MAVISALO members last summer visit. SIA supporters from all over gathered to celebrate 16 years of compassionate service. #Del #Empowerment #LocalOrganizations #Malawi