ABI Class: Class of 2018 - Valedictorian
Current Position: CEO of Bioternity Ltd.
My dream was always to become a career woman. I faced many hurdles in the journey but I am now starting to realise my dreams. My husband fell ill with cancer in 2015 and died in December of the same year. Left with two children and with no income, I bounced between businesses in 2016, sewing and supplying snacks to buses.
I had started sewing when I was young, without any formal training, making skirts for myself and my sister. But with time, I started to believe more in what I was doing. Ideas started to flow. I started making picnic bags, laptop bags, picnic mats, poof cushions, and more.
In 2018, I joined ABI and graduated valedictorian of the class. Now an ABI alumni and member of the global ABI family, I look back and realise that I am on a whole different level, fully packed with business knowledge and relevant skills. Through ABI, I now understand what a Christian business should be like. I understand that a business must meet a need in society. ABI helped me to dream big.
I am now a trained entrepreneur and CEO of Bioternity, a company that I started with four other ABI classmates. We make organic biofuels from agricultural waste to be used as alternatives to traditional charcoal and firewood. I look forward to greatly contributing to my country’s development by providing a sustainable solution to Malawi’s grave deforestation and fuel shortage problems.