Meet Chrissy Patrick from mawira cluster in TA katunga in Chikwawa, Southern Malawi. She is a mother of four who has benefited a lot from the Mtukula Pakhomo program.
With her 4 kids she lived in a small grass roofed house. Thanks to cash interventions from the Social Cash Transfer Program that helped her take herself and family out of poverty.
She is now owns a big house with an iron sheet roof .
“Using money from Mtukula Pakhomo I joined village saving and loan group. With the proceeds i started a grocery business” She says. She has now built a proper shop with bricks and a good roof.
The coming of Tidzidalire project in the district by Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprise Programme (FARMSE) and care Malawi boosted her business. She received a lump sum cash which she utilised as additional capital in her business.
Apart from the grocery shop she also keeps goats and pigs which she sells to make additional income and eats to ensure the family has good food.
She plans to build more houses which she will be letting out to teachers at the nearby school and other people who may have need.