Thriving and Dreaming Big
Paul Nkhata Apr 17, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Killion, aged 51, and his family struggled with life. Born and raised in Mng’ona village in the Chilenje community, he accepted the status quo of being a villager. Poverty was part of life. He never produced enough...

Empowering Women to THRIVE
World Vision Staff Feb 28, 2020 8:53:59 AM

THE COST OF HOLDING WOMEN BACK

Although women make up almost half of the agricultural workforce across Africa — and perform 80% of the labor on smallholder farms — millions of them don’t have access to financial...

Clean Water Eases Cassava Production
Paul Nkhata Feb 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Ales remembers collecting cassava from the stagnant pools of muddy water. For Ales Nyasulu, who lives in the Chikwina-Mpamba Area Program in Malawi, cassava is a primary source of food for her family. “We depend on...

From Tenant to Owner
Paul Nkhata Jan 31, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Ester feeds the pigs she is raising for income

Ester remembers how frightened she was, especially after she was divorced and took over the responsibility of raising her four boys on her own. Ester hails from...

More Than Clean Water
Paul Nkhata Dec 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM
Monica now has water to grow vegetables in her backyard garden

Access to safe water continues to be a challenge in most parts of the developing world, including Malawi. This was true of Zgalambe village in...

Better and Better Every Day
Paul Nkhata Dec 11, 2019 3:36:09 PM
Lucy with several of her goats

Many families in central Malawi depend on tobacco as their main cash crop. The same was true for Lucy Ka-jani and her family. Lucy was quick to point out the years she spent...

Village Savings Provide Nutritional Lessons
Paul Nkhata Jul 10, 2019 12:08:00 PM

Witness was widowed some years ago. In her early 60’s, she had to endure the burden of taking care of 7 grandchildren because their parents (her two elderly children) trekked to South Africa in search of greener...

A Woman of Economic Influence
Paul Nkhata Mar 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Grace and her son inspect the corn

Lack of economic independence is one of the plights of many African women, especially in rural areas. In many African countries, men are the bread winners. This was true of...

A Changed Mind, Heart and Pocket
Paul Nkhata Dec 21, 2018 8:08:34 PM

Liyana Zenasi hails from Zenasi village in Chilenje Area Program in Malawi. She is married to Enosi and together, they have 4 children, age ranging from 6 to 18. For years, they have engaged in rain-fed subsistence...

From embarrassment to celebration in Malawi: Sanitary rooms help keep girls in school
Charles Kabena Aug 21, 2018 2:47:43 PM

Instead of celebrating adolescence, 19-year-old, mother of two, Malita, recalls days filled with pain and societal seclusion, which resulted in her dropping out of school. Malita remembers that she and her female...