Category Archives : 1000.Malawi


Rose Chibambo (Malawi)

I don’t believe in putting children in orphanages. You alienate them from the protective environment of the family. Giving orphans some sense of hope is worth every energy and time.” Rose Chiwambo (77) was born in Kafukule in Mzimba District. She is the first Malawian woman to hold a cabinet post. She was appointed Deputy […]

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Violet Chavula (Malawi)

“Influencing age-old tradition requires one’s patience and perseverance. You must be humble, use tact and respect their beliefs.” Violet Chavula is the women’s coordinator with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (Ccap), in charge of Blantyre presbytery. After living in London for several years, she moved to a remote village in Malawi. She is engaged […]


Helen Munthali (Malawi)

“I have done my part. If I die today, I believe I have left a legacy that can be carried on to greater heights.” Helen Munthali is the executive director of Tovwirane HIV/Aids Organisation, based in Mzimba in the northern part of Malawi. She was born in 1946 in Nazala Village near the country’s commercial […]


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Irene Chaluluka (Malawi)

“Funding polices shock me. Donors do not seem interested in our work because we promote abstinence, not condoms, which have proved ineffective here. Prevention is all about behavioral change.” Irene Chaluluka is a field coordinator for the Sub-Saharan Africa Family Enrichment program (Safe). For eleven years, Irene has been involved in implementing “Why Wait?”, a […]


Felister Chinthunzi (Malawi)

“There is no other time that I feel on the top of the world then when a childless couple conceives after years of trying.” Felister Chinthunzi (50) is a trainer of trainers in natural family planning, reproductive health and HIV/Aids with Famli – a community-based non-governmental organization in Lilongwe. She heads the training service, sensitizing […]