Case story - Margret Manyungwa
Margret is a 20-year-old young girl from Nkaombe village Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo district. Second born in a family of 6, Margret is a determined young lady whose dream is to own a shop of her own one day.
Margret wrote her Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) in 2016. She then enrolled with DAPP’s tailoring course. Through the satellite training mode, students are taught tailoring skills and knowledge through the four various DAPP Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs). Margret did her training at Amalika TTC in Thyolo and graduated in 2017. After graduation, she and her 2 friends who graduated with her from Amalika satellite center started a tailoring business on the veranda of her parents’ home using the sewing machine and startup materials that they were given by DAPP when they graduated.
In July 2018, Margret was given the opportunity to work with Chirimba garment’s also known as Win-Win in Blantyre. This was after her tailoring instructor from Amalika TTC was tasked to select 4 girls to work for the company, three girls, which included Margret and her friends were given the job “ We decided to work for Win – Win because we wanted to gain more skills in tailoring especially how electrical sewing machines work” she says.
Furthermore Margret and her two friends also rent a sewing machine from a local tailor in their village so that they can be able to make more profit in order to one day buy more machines for the business they envision having.
“We are working double shifts and saving to kick-start our own business next month (October 2018), we have found a shop in Limbe Township that we will be renting for business,” narrated Margret of her next step in life.