DORAH MFUNE BENEFITING FROM MTUKULA PAKHOMO AND FARMSE PROGRAMME
Dorah Mfune, a Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) beneficiary household in Edakweni Village Cluster, TA/ Mtwalo in Mzimba North district is all smiles for the programme as her life has greatly improved due to the programme. After starting to receive transfers, she joined a village savings and loans group in her area, saving part of her transfers every time she received the money. Through this approach she managed to improve her house from a grass thatched and mud floor to iron sheet roofed with cement floor. Later her VSL group was included in FARMSE Graduation Programme funded by the EU, and Dora as one of the most active members was provided with livestock (pigs). When Government introduced free electricity connection to SCTP households who could manage to buy some electricity units through MAREP, Dorah became one of those households and now her home is connected with electricity. She can even watch television. Dorah is widow and has three children.