My name is Alinafe Kachenje. My three siblings and I were raised by my grandmother in Hangalwe within Malawi’s Karonga District. My dream of becoming a banker started when I was in Standard 3 (11th grade). This dream became reality when I got sponsorship from D2D. I applied for D2D sponsorship because I only had my grandmother who wasn’t working and had no course of money to support me in my education. After completing secondary school, I was one of the first students to be sponsored at tertiary school and I feel grateful for this opportunity. I have now finished my studies in Business Administration at Malawi Adventist University. My ultimate goal is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance. I want to be one of the people dealing with finances in my country to help work towards a stable economy.
As a Malawian young lady, I never gave up on my dream which has made me to reach the level where I am now. The help that I got from my sponsorship was part of the encouragement that has made me to be the person I am today. I would like to advise my fellow students to focus on their dream and never give up what they want to become in their life.