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Employee, Office, Pumps

Mphatso Mkandawire

Main Secretary of Pumps Installation & Maintenance projects

My name is Mphatso Mkandawire and I was born in 1994 at St John’s Hospital in Mzuzu city. I am the first born daughter in a family of nine children, 6 girls and 3 boys. I am married with 1 child.

I started my primary level at Doroba Full Primary School and I was selected to Ekwendeni Girls Secondary School. I finished my Secondary level at Joel Private Secondary School because of School fees issue. I went to Save Our Souls Vocational Training Centre College in 2012 to 2014 and studied Certificate of Agriculture (Tropical and Sub Tropical Agriculture).

I joined Exagris Africa Limited and worked with them from 1 April 2014 to February 2019 and I started working as Farm Apprentice meaning working in different areas e.g. as farm manager, farm Supervisor, Stores clerk, Capitao, farm administrator and controlling Wages for 1 Year. Then I was promoted as Farm Administrator especially in Wages and I worked for 4 years.

I still have both Parents and they are just local farmers, so as I come from poor family of nine Children being the first born am the only one responsible for the family, and with the money which am being paid at the end of the month struggle to pay School fees for my sisters and and brothers. 1 sister is at Lilongwe Natural Resources College (LUANAR) doing diploma in horticulture and she is in first semester and the course is for 4 years. A brother is learning at Nkhorongo Community Day Secondary School and he is in Form 4. One of my brothers has just dropped out of School because of failure to manage to pay School fees.

I joined Wells for Zoë on 1st October 2019 and I started working as a typist and given some tasks like entering forest information into spreadsheet and I have moved on from there and am now the main secretary of the Pumps Installation and Maintenance projects.

I thank John and Mary Coyne of Wells for Zoë for the care and support they are giving me and I wish them a long life.