School: Senior at Private Secondary School
Birthday: October 9, 1995 Hobbies: Enjoys playing basketball and volleyball Favorite School Subject: English
Yearly Sponsorship: $900 ($75/mo)
$810 covers tuition, exam fees, boarding, meal program, uniform, transport home during holidays, basic necessities such as soap, feminine products, and an allowance for unexpected personal/family needs. Mwandida’s guardians are required to provide school supplies in order to take part in her education. (Credit card processing fees (3%) are deducted from this amount. A greater amount of your contribution will be directed to Mwandia if you are able to cover the processing fees.)
$90 (10%) covers EKARI’s operating costs.
Duration of Sponsorship: It is our goal that you will support Mwandida for the entirety of her education. If you are unable to cover the entire cost, we will find a cosponsor(s) for the remaining amount; $35 preferred minimum monthly contribution.
Family History: Mwandida is the 2nd born in a family of 5 children, where both of her parents have passed away. In Malawi it is common for young girls to be sent to work in another family’s home in order to provide income for the girl’s family. In 2008, Mwandida worked for Grace’s (Elias’s late wife) family. In 2009, she came to work in Elias and Grace’s home. In 2010, Elias and Grace decided to support Mwandida and send her to school rather than have her work for them. Since Grace’s death, Elias has not been able to support Mwandida himself. With EKARI’s support, Mwandida can continue her education.