Mailosi Mlotha, 21, is a young mother of two boys aged 6 and 3 years respectively. She is married to Lawrence Shadreck, 25. They are both from Bello Village, Traditional Authority Mlilima in Chikwawa district.
After few years of together in marriage, Shadrek started drinking beer and became a drunkard. This invited hard times in the family as he was the bread winner in the family. He spent the money he gets on beer and prostitutes leaving his family without any monthly to buy relish and other basic needs. As for the two children, they could spend a day without taking any food. Sometimes relatives of the mother (Mailosi) could provide food support to the two children.
In early 2019, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) project, implemented by Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM), in Chikwawa district, conducted a group couple counseling session in her village which Mailosi and Shadreck took part. From this activity, the family learnt a lot.