Case Story – Maggie Chizinga
Maggie Chizinga is a married young mother aged 26 with one child. She hails from Engalaweni village Traditional Authority Mbelwa in Mzimba district. Maggie was a tailoring student under the Satellite four months course offered to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) at DAPP Mzimba Teachers Training College (TTC).
Before joining satellite course, she was living with her husband and relied on him as the sole provider of their home.
Because her husband relied on piece works that he got every once in a while, Maggie and her family were struggling. Maggie was thinking that she cannot do anything to help her family since she was hopeless. After joining the satellite course, Maggie is now happy since she is now able to buy food and basic needs. She is even supporting her husband in paying house rentals.
Maggie is doing her business of tailoring and has now diversified into other businesses of selling doughnuts and sweet beer. She is now happy and her life has changed.
“I am using the skills I learnt during the 4 months course at Mzimba TTC and they are benefiting me and my family greatly “ she said .
Her dream is to open a big tailoring shop in the near future and employ other girls who have no source of income.
Maggie is also a member of a village savings bank where she has so far saved MK190, 000.00 (228 Euros) of which she says she wants to buy two machines and open a shop.