24 Apr
  • By Isaac Msiska
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No longer homeless, no longer hopeless

Dzaleka refugee camp holds close to 40,000 refugees from different countries. The most challenging experience for these people is not only food – which is often provided in rations – but also shelter and a place to stay. Obviously, without a roof above one’s head, life becomes unbearable and one is forced to live as […]

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05 Apr
  • By Isaac Msiska
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When she lost her job, tailoring Saved her

She sits quietly behind the manual sewing machine, her skilled hands moving back and forth on the fabric she is working on. She pauses briefly to adjust the needle and thread perched on the machine then her feet go back to pedaling the machine like a cyclist. All her concentration is deeply focused on the beautiful multi-flowered cloth which is slowly taking shape under the long sharp needle of the sewing machine.

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16 Mar
  • By Isaac Msiska
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The Long Road to Success

Every success has a story behind it. It could be an ordinary story, a cheerful tale or a story with a downright emotional background. The tale of Blessings Mpotalinja, a young man aged 25, is intertwined with twists and turns and painful experiences. Blessings is a carpentry graduate of our vocational training programme. He completed […]

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02 Mar
  • By Isaac Msiska
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Making Bricklayers, Saving Livelihoods

Chimwemwe had always harboured ambitions of being a bricklayer. It was his passion, his goal, his dream and he was determined to fulfil the vision. There was one problem though, he had no financial capital to enrol at a vocational training school. His parents could not help either. They are both retired civil servants and [...]
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22 Feb
  • By Isaac Msiska
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A Camera Clicks, a Family Fed

When we paid him a visit one fine Tuesday morning in February, we found him hard in action, working his camera like a filmmaker directing a big budget movie. He was photo'ing two girls, who were giggling excitedly and changing poses as his camera clicked, panned and flashed at them. From a distance, he looked [...]
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14 Feb
  • By Isaac Msiska
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A Nail in the Box of Cash

Evance was once a taxi driver. Although he worked on that job for a decade, he did not enjoy it. For one, the car he was driving was not his, meaning that he was simply making money for someone else while his life remained stagnant. “I wanted to be my own boss, answering to myself [...]
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24 Jan
  • By Isaac Msiska
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Alice in Tailor Land

Imagine a young teenage girl in a maize farm under the scorching heat of the sun, sweating profusely as she repeatedly thrusts her hoe against the dry ground to make ridges. The heat is intense and every now and then she pauses and raises her hand to

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10 Jan
  • By Isaac Msiska
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Into the Wild, Armed with a Bible

Spreading the gospel does not simply end with a sermon at the pulpit within a church building. It is more than that. It requires walking out of the church and into the outside world, away from one’s comfort zone and into the wild.

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19 Dec
  • By Isaac Msiska
  • Cause in

From nothing to a skilled carpenter

“What to do after my secondary school?” was the question that bothered Funiro, a young man in his early 20s. To some, the immediate and most obvious answer to that question would be “go to college”.

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01 Dec
  • By Isaac Msiska
  • Cause in

Financing Business Ambitions

He proudly stands in the middle of his garden, looking at the beautiful tender green cabbages, with a pleased look on his face. The garden he is scouting is about a quarter acre big. Although the cabbages are still in the early stages of growth, it is quite apparent that this man will make some substantial profits once they fully mature.

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