Each of these ladies will begin their journey on Tuesday, August 7th. They will attend Reap What You Sew five days a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Agape Life International Church in Blantyre, Malawi where Pastor Augustine Mgala and his wife, Priscilla, lead their congregation.

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CHIFUNDO

NAME: CHIFUNDO SELEMANI  

AGE: 24

MARITAL STATUS: Single

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: None

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-CS-11-18

Chifundo stays with her parents who struggle to earn a living through a small business. She has five siblings, and her parents could not afford to pay for her secondary education. She is committed and leads a youth department in one of Agape Life Church branches. Apart from being a youth leader, Chifundo is also a praise team member. She hopes that the education she will get from RWYS will change her destiny.

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CHRISTINA

NAME: CHRISTINA NYIRENDA 

AGE: 30

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 3

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-CN-12-18

Christina is married and has three children. Although her husband works, life is not all that rosy because of the little income which her husband earns. She always depends on her husband for everything. The family has found it difficult to find basic needs and also to take good care of their children. Christina wishes to say “good-bye” to “husband-dependency” syndrome and be able to generate income which will help to uplift the status of their family.

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ELIZABETH

NAME: ELIZABETH MWAFULIRWA  

AGE: 29

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 2

STUDENT ID CODE RWYS-EM-13-18

Elizabeth is married and a mother of two children. Her husband relies on piece works in order to earn a living. Life has been difficult since sometimes it is hard for her husband to get the work he needs. She has been willing to start a small business in order to take care of her children but failed due to lack of capital. The training she will get from RWYS will help her get out of this financial predicament and also enable her to be able to help members of her family.

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EUNICE

NAME: EUNICE CHISOKA  

AGE: 35

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 2

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-EC-14-18

Eunice, a mother of two children, grew up as an orphan having lost both parents at a tender age. She did not even have a chance to access formal education. However, she made efforts to know how to read and write through an adult literacy program. Eunice is married but still under the grip of poverty. She is also a church elder in one of Agape Life Church branches. Her husband does menial jobs which hardly bring income to the family. She finds it hard to provide basic needs for her children. Eunice believes that once she gets an opportunity to be trained as a seamstress, she will be economically established and bring a bright future for her children.

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FALESI

NAME: FALESI MKONDANA  

AGE: 34

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 3

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-FM-15-18

Falesi is a pastor’s wife in Agape Life Church. She has all along depended on her husband’s income for their family needs. As a result, life has not been easy. Falesi believes that once she is trained as a seamstress, she will be economically empowered and help to uplift the status of her family.

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GLADYS

NAME: GLADYS PHIR  I

AGE: 38

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 3

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-GP-16-18

Gladys is a dedicated member in one of Agape Life Church branches. Gladys is a housewife who is always on the receiving end from her husband who also earns very little. All her children have not been well taken care of due to low-income levels in the family. She feels she has the potential to do great things if given an opportunity. Once the door opens for her and she receives an education through RWYS, then that will be a turning point for her entire family since she will create wealth out of the skills she will learn from RWYS.

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IVY

NAME: IVY TIYESI

AGE: 25

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: None

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-IT-17-18

Ivy is a deaconess in one of the branches of Agape Life Church. Ivy entirely depends on her husband for everything and life has not been easy. The situation in her family has been difficult since her husband in most cases does not meet the needs of the family as he relies on small once-off jobs which sometimes are hard to come by. She has a passion to become a seamstress and has tried to get such an opportunity but to no avail. Ivy believes that once she undergoes the training at RWYS and becomes a seamstress, life will never be the same as she will never entirely rely on her husband for the needs of the family.

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LOVENESS

NAME: LOVENESS MSEMA

AGE: 28

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 3

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-LM-18-18

 

Loveness is a mother of 3 children. Their family earns a little through piece works which her husband does. Life is tough as she is not able to take care of her children and other dependents. Once she gets an education from RWYS, she believes that life will change for the better and she, too, can say goodbye to “husband-dependency” syndrome, which has contributed to poverty in many families and also increased the vulnerability of many women.

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STELLA

NAME: STELLA CHINGONDO  

AGE: 40

MARITAL STATUS: Married

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 3

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-SC-19-18

Stella has been living a difficult life due to low-income levels in her family. She has struggled to find her children’s daily basic needs and also to send them to school. Sometimes her family has been surviving on help from her relations. Her husband relies on piece works in order to earn a living. Life has been difficult since sometimes it is hard for the husband to get these piece works. She has been willing to start a small business in order to take care of her children but failed due to lack of capital. The training she will get from RWYS will help her get out of this financial predicament and be able to help members of her family.

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TAONGA

NAME: TAONGA MKANDAWIRE  

AGE: 21

MARITAL STATUS: Single

NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 2

STUDENT ID CODE: RWYS-TM-20-18

Taonga is a daughter of a pastor in Agape Life Church. All along her dream has been to become a designer and seamstress. She stays with her parents together with her two children, hence increasing a burden on her parents who also have a responsibility to look after her siblings.

Taonga wants to lead an independent life and be able to take care of herself and her children. She is passionate about tailoring and believes that once she gets an education at RWYS, she can do great things and get out of poverty.

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