Construction of St. Joseph High School
HFK Malawi Ministry raised funds to build a new high school. Completed in 2015, St. Joseph High School currently provides high school education for 80 students, as well as 12 students in the nursing program.
Construction of 6 Water Wells
In Malawi, over 40,000 people die every year from unclean. In 2004, 10% of Nguludi people were dying from dirty water with the number of Wells limited to 2 Wells in 100 Sq.Mi. (11 Parishes).
An 9-Year Plan (2014-2022) was implemented providing for 1 Well per Parish.
Through 2017, 6 Wells have been installed reducing the number of deaths to 5%.
The remaining 5 Wells are planned for the outlying Parishes. Initial plans indicate a need for deeper Well drilling and a 25% increase in cost.
Construction of 3 Grain Storage Units
The Malawi Mission of Nguludi has been experiencing 45% of annual crop loss due to lack of Grain Storage Units.
A 5-Year Plan (2014-2018) was implemented providing for 5 Grain Storage Units (4 Silos each) to be installed at St. Joseph Parish Center and storage charge paid by those who could afford it.
Through 2017, 3 Grain Storage Units have been installed reducing annual crop loss to 20%. The remaining Storage Units are planned for 2018-2019.
Maize Mill Upgrade
In 2016, the Maize Mill old Sheller machine began misfunctioning. A study was conducted regarding current and future needs of a Maze Mill.
A Plan was developed to purchase both a new Sheller and a Grinder. The Grinder machine replaces the hand-grinding function to produce flour.
In 2017, new grinder and sheller machines were purchased resulting in a 10-fold increase in flour production. With the purchase of a truck for the new Animal Farming Project, the truck is being also used to distribute flour to the outlying Parishes.
Holy Family Parish
7045 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Chair: Sharon Bastisini