Chrissy in the Pump Factory
26th September 2017:
This is Chrissy Mkandawire, who works in the pump factory.
She was born in 1985, and lives in Habitat and area near the factory outside Luwinga. She lives with her husband Vincent, two children Esnut (standard 4) and Vincent (preschool). Also in her house she has her brother, two sisters and 2 nephews, which is not uncommon in Malawi.
Born in Karonga, she is one of six children. Her father died when she was young, She is one of two children from this marriage. Her mother remarried and had 4 more children.
Chrissy attended Primary school standard one to seven in Encondhleni and Standard 8 in Karonga school called Kasangamala. She attended Secondary school at Kakronga CDSS, and was lucky that her step father provided the fees.
In 2007 she married her husband Vincent and at this time worked at Greenland, a cleaning company where she was stationed to work at Malawi Savings Bank.
On June 10th 2016, Chrissy started working with Wells for Zoë. As a multitude of people do, she dropped in to the office with her CV seeking work and spoke to Rose. The only possible job we had was as a cook. As often happens with us, she maybe slipped in to the factory and with the help of everyone else she learned to do certain tasks. (Here she is seen assembling pumps). As the time has passed Chrissy has become more involved in and is now responsible for making pump parts, stock taking and ordering parts and recording numbers of pumps and plaques for installation.
She is dedicated to her work and a great member of the team.