A Malawian mother goes through many anxieties to make a living. The mothers of Malawi in most families are to the kids: a confidant, a breadwinner, a helper and a solution to many family problems that arise. Without this mother, then most families would fall apart. Ask every child in Malawi, they will tell you that their mother is the best nsima (Malawi’s staple food) cook.
Though often marginalized by society, a woman from Malawi is one powerful lady that most societies would admire. A Malawian mother is a mother of passion, patience, perseverance and practice in most cases. This woman is a woman of distinction, although most days she faces many challenges. This mother still can afford a smile in a day even though she burns out with all the hard work that she has. This mother is a symbol of natural beauty and is the best person you can have as a development partner because she is, humble, dependable and hard working.
The endurance that these mothers go through is manifested in the many groups that they have set up themselves so that they can help to boost their lives and families. These mothers work very hard to help boost their families. As Determined to Develop we are trying our best to boost the life of this ambitious but heavily burdened mother. Determined to Develop supports most of the mother groups in Sangilo. Among the groups that Determined to Develop works with are, Sangilo Mother’s Group, Hara Mother’s Group, Nase Mother’s Group and Tilipo Mother’s Group. We have initiated different projects so that this mother can reach her full potential and continue being a blessing to the nation. These groups work on a number of development projects such as Women’s Revolving Goat Project, school feeding programmes, environment projects and the adult literacy school.
With the HIV/ AIDS pandemic having a devastating impact on many of Africa’s countries, countless women have been forced to head families on their own with either their husbands incapacitated or deceased. A Malawian mother is not spared this difficulty. In our quest to empower the people of Malawi to implement sustainable community-driven solutions that promote human advancement we work hand-in-hand with the women to realize their dreams and work towards equality.
On the 15th of October, Malawi celebrates its women. The mother of our land, a woman of noble character. Despite the tough times that this brave woman undergoes, there is still a lot to celebrate about this woman. This woman has the potential to grow bigger and outshine the world’s expectations. At Determined to Develop, we would like to join all Malawians in giving kudos to Malawian mothers. Happy Mother’s Day Malawian mothers! Yewo Mama.
Tawonga chomene (We thank you)