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THYOLO DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM CRECCOM’S SENSITIZATION MEETINGS ON COVID-19

THYOLO DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM CRECCOM’S SENSITIZATION MEETINGS ON COVID-19
Through its Improving Education Qualities in Malawi (IEQ-CDSS) project, Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) con-ducted sensitization meetings in Thyolo district. In an interview, CRECCOM’s Programs and Communication Manager, Linice Sanga, commented why the organization conducted COVID-19 sensitization meetings in Thyolo district.“Thyolo is one of the 4 districts where CRECCOM is implementing its IEQ-CDSS project, and we con-ducted such meetings to ensure that community leaders learn about COVID-19 and share to their people since they lead their subjects,” said Sanga. Concurri...
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SITIMA RADIO LISTENING CLUB TRANSFORMS GERTRUDE KAUKONDE ON FAMILY PLANNING IN ZOMBA

SITIMA RADIO LISTENING CLUB TRANSFORMS GERTRUDE KAUKONDE ON FAMILY PLANNING IN ZOMBA
Gertrude Kaukonde is a young woman aged 24 and hails from Chikwekwe Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlumbe in Zomba district. Gertrude has two children, a boy and a girl. She is one of the beneficiaries of USAID Malawi funded project through FHI360, Health Communication for Life (HC4L), in her village which is implemented by Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM). During an interview, Kaukonde admitted that before HC4L project was introduced in her village, people were not aware of the significance of visiting the hospital at early stages (months) of their pregnancy and tha...
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Expanding Skill to Making Profits – the Story of Metro Moyo

Expanding Skill to Making Profits – the Story of Metro Moyo
Chikwawa district is one of the districts in Malawi where vulnerability among adolescent girls and young women is high due to extreme poverty. Girls and young women are at high risk of contracting HIV. Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project with funding from Global Fund through ActionAid Malawi which is being implemented by Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) conducted Village Savings and Loans (VSL) trainings to empower young women economically. In December 2018, the life of a young woman Metro Moyo from Chikhambi Village, Traditional Authority Kasisi aged 25 was tra...
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Moreen: a Lead Farmer in her Village

Moreen: a Lead Farmer in her Village
  Moreen Zambezi a young woman from Chikhambi Village, Traditional Authority Kasisi in Chikwawa district. She is a lady that has made farming a hobby and a business making it catchy and that other girls from her village are now establishing vegetable gardens. Moreen aged 24 dropped out from school due to teenage pregnancy in 2009 when she finished her primary school. She did not manage to attend secondary school education, instead, she got married. Chikwawa district is one of the hottest districts in Malawi which its maximum temperatures in 2019 could reach as high as 46 degrees Celsius...
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OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH CLUB GETS TRAINING ON BAOBAB JUICE MAKING IN CHIKWAWA

OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH CLUB GETS TRAINING ON BAOBAB JUICE MAKING IN CHIKWAWA
Makande out of school club at Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa district has been trained on Baobab juice making by Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) through their Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) project funded by Global Fund through ActionAid International. Speaking in an interview, AGYW Field Officer, Enock Kachitsa, said that they engaged the club as a way of ensuring that they have income generating activities and prevent its members from Gender-Based Violence. “Most of the club members are young women who are also single parent mothers. They usually find...
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MAILOSI MLOTHA SAVED BY AGYW’S ‘COUPLE COUNSELLING SESSION’ IN CHIKWAWA

MAILOSI MLOTHA SAVED BY AGYW’S ‘COUPLE COUNSELLING SESSION’ IN CHIKWAWA
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 relat...
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ENELESI DINKE STARTS BUSINESS THROUGH VSL

ENELESI DINKE STARTS BUSINESS THROUGH VSL
Born from a family of 4, Enelesi Dinke, 23, from Chikakuda Village, Traditional Authority Mlilima in Chikwawa is a member of Kavalo Village Development Center under Dulansanje Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) out of school club. Enelesi is Married to Elias Byson, 27 and with him they have 2 children who are 7 and 3 years respectively, both boys. Before joining Dulansanje AGYW out of school club as a member, Enelesi used to execute wife duties as well as doing everything to make sure that they have got something from the field which they depend on as source of their produce annually. D...
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AGYW VILLAGE SAVING LOAN BAILS ETHEL NYOWANI FROM THE CORE OF POVERTY

AGYW VILLAGE SAVING LOAN BAILS ETHEL NYOWANI FROM THE CORE OF POVERTY
Ethel Nyowani is a single mother, 19, from Chidyandewu Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mlilima in Chikwawa District. Ethel used to indulge in prostitution as a way of earning a living and also to feed her 2-year-old girl child whom she was left with by a man whom she could not trace where she comes from. After some months, Ethel was motivated to join a Village Saving Loan (VSL) club under Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) project with a mindset of getting assistance on how to get money and support her child. After joining the VSL club as a club member, Ethel got inspired by a lot o...
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A NEW DAWN WITH VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOANS

A NEW DAWN WITH VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOANS
Through village savings and Loans, Eunice Mikithayo is not only a livestock farmer but also a competitor in a male dominated barbering business. Her solar barbershop earns her a maximum of K1000 and a minimum of K500 a day leading to a reduced dependency on husband for household items and needs. She is able to pay school fees for her 5-year-old daughter. Eunice is a teen mother aged 18, from Mikithayo village, Group Village Head Laitoni, Senior Chief Ngabu in Chikwawa district. She is married to Shepton Mibobo aged 32 from Diliza village, Senior Chief Ngabu. She dropped -out of School in 2013...
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