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"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

Where in the World is Malawi? and Tanzania? and Zambia?

Marion Medical Mission is currently installing shallow wells in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.  While the majority of the wells have been installed in Malawi, for the last several years we have been working across the border in Zambia in the Lundazi area (eastern Zambia near Embangweni, Malawi) and in Tanzania in the Konde Diocese area (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania) in southeastern Tanzania, just across the border from northern Malawi.

 Southern Africa with Malawi highlighted

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Map of Africa with Malawi labeled

Map of Malawi with Embangweni marked

Map from CIA World Factbook

Malawi is a small country located about 9 to 17 degrees south of the Equator and slightly inland from the east coast of Africa.  Malawi was formerly a British colony known as Nyassaland. It is bounded on the east and south by Mozambique; on the west by Zambia and on the north by Tanzania.

Much of the eastern border of the country is marked by Lake Malawi, which is technically an inland sea and the 12th largest lake in the world. The lake lies in the southern end of the Great Rift Valley.

The first area we installed shallow wells in was near the Embangweni (now Loudon) Mission Station.

The village of Embangweni has a population of about 5,000 and is located in the northern part of Malawi, about 10 km from the Zambian border. It is located on a high plateau at an elevation of about 4000 ft.

Most of our work in Malawi has been in conjunction with the Synod of Livingstonia, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian which is headquartered in Mzuzu, Malawi. 

For more specifics on where MMM has been working, see the Where MMM is Working map and the LOCATIONS map.