Meet Mr. Mkandawire
Meet Mr. Mkandawire, father of five children, four who are currently attending Kabuku Primary School in Mzimba. He grows maize for his family but his farm is too small to provide food year-round. His family often go without breakfast and are grateful for the 20 kgs of flour he received.
“I am so happy for the flour! Thank you Seibo for always thinking of our kid’s health and education. Even in these difficult times you are still coming through for the children. God bless you!”
Meet Mrs. Theu
Mrs. Theu has 4 children attending Kabuku Primary School in Mzimba. She depends on part-time jobs to support her family- work such as clearing people’s fields in preparation for seeding. The family face numerous problems- food and clothes being the biggest concerns.
Having received the food-packs provided through the kindness of Seibo’s donors she commented, “This is a blessing I never expected. You are feeding the hungry. May the good Lord bless you for what you are doing for us. Words fail me to express how happy I am for this.”
Meet Mrs. Violet and Mary
Violet and Mary are sisters. They each have 4 kids attending St. Paul’s Primary School. They have small businesses selling charcoal and tomatoes but both households depend on Mary’s husband for support. Violet’s husband has gone to South Africa in search of work but has to find a job.
The sisters are in agreement that having the porridge lessens their burden but also helps their kids to concentrate at school and added, ‘we pray for availability of resources that may allow you continue doing this work.
Meet Mr. Chisi
Mr. Chisi is a father to a 9-year old boy attending Chamngulube Primary School. Neither mom or dad have formal employment and the family depends on farming. Mr. Chisi conveyed his gratitude to Seibo’s donors for giving Likuni Phala (porridge flour) to his child because it will help him grow healthy and keep him strong for school.
Meet Sr. Lusale
Mr. Lusale has a daughter attending Chamngulube Primary School and wanted to express his thanks to Seibo’s donors. “I am very grateful to Seibo’s donors and I promise that this phala will be used for her benefit.”
Meet Mrs. Kumwenda
Mrs. Kumwenda is the grandmother and guardian to Lusungu and Temwa Goli whose parents have passed away. She sells tomatoes to support the children and was delighted to receive the flour as it means she doesn’t have to worry about having food when the kids are going to school and she will be at peace knowing that the kids will eat.
“I am so grateful, may God bless Seibo and its donors for providing my grandchildren with not just a meal but a nutritious one.”
Meet Elvin (1 year and 3 months old!). Elvin has 4 x siblings and is being raised by both parents.
His mom was thrilled to receive the flour for her child and mentioned that Elvin likes porridge and often prefers it to breastmilk. She continued to thank Seibo’s donors for not forgetting about their children and for providing flour for home feeding when feeding wasn’t possible at school.
Meet Given! (10 months old). His mom Linda lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maganga. There are 7 people in the family and they depend on Mr. Maganga’s chicken and fruit-selling business. In addition to their own family the Maganga’s also support other relatives and grandparents in the village so they were delighted to receive the porridge flour.
“As a teen mom who depends on my parents I can only give him what they manage to get. So thank you Seibo for this gesture. My child was getting fed at school and now feeding is following him home too. I am very happy and he will be too!”
Meet the mother of Boniface! (4 years and 9 months old) Boniface’s mom is a housewife while his dad does part-time work such as wall plastering or making and selling fired bricks. On a good day they make 1000 kwacha (approx. 140 yen) and sometimes they make no money and sleep on an empty stomach. Boniface’s mom added, “I am happy for what Seibo has done for me, my friends and child. We will not starve this month’s like before and I will make sure to cook this flour using the right measurements so that it can last long”
Meet Another Boniface
Meet the mother of another Boniface attending Tikondane CBCC. His mom looks after her child alone and depends on part-time jobs to support her family.
“I am very grateful for what Seibo has been doing for us. This Likuni Phala is really helping my kid to grow up healthy. I promise that I will only cook this Likuni Phala for him every day he is going to school”
Meet Gertrude- the mother of Yohane & Charles both nursery kids attending Chisomo CBCC. On the day Seibo distributed food Gertrude collected 15kgs of Likuni Phala- 10 kgs for her two sons and another 5kg for her niece who also attends the same CBCC.
“I am very happy and thankful to Seibo for providing us with the Likuni Phala. This will really help our family. My husband does not work, he relies on piece-works. This Likuni Phala will really our kids to grow up healthier. We had nothing to give to our kids in the morning (for breakfast) since last harvest time we did not do well, this phala has been really supporting us a lot.”
Meet Joyce- mother to Roshin & Sasha who attend Tikondane CBCC. In conversation Joyce mentions she is following all the COVID-19 preventive guidelines. She is separated from her husband and now lives with her mother who does not have a job either.
She said, ‘’I will be cooking for the kids before going to school. This Likuni Phala will help me a lot because I had no idea of where to get breakfast for the kids. I will make sure that every day before Sasha and Roshina goes to school phala will be cooked for them. I would like to sincerely thank Seibo’s donors for this gesture”
Meet Pinala- mother to Robert & Brenda who both attend Chisomo CBCC. Pinala was very grateful to receive Likuni Phala as she know it is rich in nutrient. She is also well aware of the dangers of COVID-19 and added that she follows as prevention measures in place.
It is thanks to the kindness and ongoing support of Seibo’s donors in Bulgaria, the UK and Japan that we can make a difference. The work our team carries out in Malawi could not happen without this support and we remain grateful and humbled. From Seibo Japan and Seibo Malawi we thank you but also appeal to anybody who may be able to help to do so. Every little helps and is greatly appreciated. Thank you.