A Project of Hope A Project of Hope

Helping People . . . Changing Lives

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of help is provided by A Project of Hope?

Food and medical care or assistance in finding medical care make up the greatest proportion of help currently being provided.  It is our desire to move continuously in the direction of more sustainable forms of help as funding limitations permit.

Q: Where does A Project of Hope focus its assistance?

Ultimately, the answer is 'to any developing nation's communities that are underserved by other NGOs, agencies and governmental organizations'.  However, at present it is in the area of southern Malawi east southeast of Blantyre moving towards the Mulanje mountain range that is our focus.

Q: What and where is Blantyre?

Whereas Lilongwe, located in the central region, is the capital of Malawi, Blantyre is the commercial capital and the largest city.  It is located in the southern region of the country.Malawi  See below in the map of Malawi.

Q: Who does the actual work of A Project of Hope?

Our policy is to use indigenous personnel whenever possible as this achieves a number of desired outcomes.  First, these people know their language and culture better than any outside person ever could.  Second, their solutions, along with the communities served, are apt to be those that have longer-lasting results.  The ownership involved insures this along with a higher level of commitment to a proper implementation of it.  Finally, this approach tends to stimulate the local economy and is more cost-effective than flying 'experts' from the west in when there are already people there qualified to do this work.

Q: What can you tell us about Malaria?

A: Although Malaria is no longer a great concern in the United States, it continues, world-wide to be a major killer of people.  Malaria is caused by a parasite that results in high fever, chills, weakness & fatigue, anemia and is often fatal.  Between one and three million people die yearly from this disease and sub-Saharan Africa bears the brunt - more than 90% - of the deaths caused by this disease occur there.  Most of these deaths are by children under the age of five.