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Founder's Story

When I was working in the USA in 2008, I thought I had a financial crisis. Everything seemed to work against me. I was not satisfied with the things I had. My focus was always on myself, what I could achieve for myself. The more I focused on myself, the more frustrated I became, and deep down in my heart, I knew something was wrong - the desperation of wanting more.

I had no option but to start seeking God for direction in prayers and by studying His word, understanding the purpose for my life. It was during this period that my eyes were opened. I felt God calling me to be more focused on loving Him and others. God led me into giving to others instead of focusing on myself. I had never imagined myself doing this. I didn’t have the heart to give to the poor, the orphans, and the underprivileged. Such a thought was out of the question, but God made it possible. He is faithful; He gave me a new heart, one that gives. Through giving, I experienced joy that I can’t put into words. In this period, I gave more than ever before in my life. I thought I had a financial crisis, but I was blind.

I informed my Mum and Dad about what God was doing in my life. This was very important because we were not a well-off family and needed help ourselves. My parents received the news with open hearts and were glad. I asked them to pray for me and release me to help the poor, the orphans, and the underprivileged. They supported and prayed for me. I informed my elder sister, Anna Mkandawire, about my calling, and she was eager to help and walk with me through the path of loving God and loving others.

I started helping the orphans and the underprivileged children in Kapisha and Soweto in Chingola, Zambia, and in Usisya village and El Shaddai orphanage in Salima, Malawi. Experiencing the blessings that come with giving, my heart rejoiced. .

The Lord directed me to build an orphanage in Chingola, Zambia. We started building the orphanage and still kept our attention on helping the orphans and underprivileged. The name of the orphanage is Hanameel, a Hebrew word which means God is Gracious. And God has been gracious to me, the orphans, the underprivileged, and those who will come through this ministry. Through the grace of God, we have built two houses that can accommodate 25 children, and we have an unfinished house up to roof level. God has been so faithful to us; we did it without anyone’s help except my friend, Rita Wackerlin, who put up the borehole for us. To God be the Glory

It has been a journey of ups and downs, a journey filled with both joy and tears, but through it all, God has remained faithful.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

And I am walking in it right now.

"I am confident of this very thing that He who began the good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

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