Bart Williams Ministries has donated 20 bags of cement to community members from Traditional Authority Mwalweni in Rumphi for the completion of Thibo Under-Five Clinic.
The community-initiated project began in 2018 through contributions, but stalled in 2019 due to financial challenges.
In an interview, Mwalweni II Area Development Committee chairperson Chancy Harawa commended the church for the contribution.
He said: “The project was partly funded from the 2020/21 Constituency Development Fund, but stalled again before plastering the inside walls.
“When completed, the clinic will serve about 2 000 people, especially pregnant women and under-five children from 10 surrounding villages.”
Harawa said currently pregnant women and mothers travel to Chitimba Health Centre for services.
On his part, the church project coordinator Mike Kumwenda said they were compelled by their vision of making the world a better place to live for everyone.
He said: “If we read Isaiah 58 verse 11, God tells us that He will guide us continually, watering our lives when we are dry and keeping us healthy. We will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
“This is to make the words a reality so that our brothers and sisters should live a healthy life to develop their areas socio-economically.”
Kumwenda said they will also establish an early childhood development centre at Thibo and rehabilitate Manase Primary School blocks.
The church is implementing socio-economic projects in Karonga, Rumphi and Mzimba districts.