Patricia is the 3rd born in a family of six children. Her father died when she was young leaving her mother to support all six children on her own, which she was unable to do due to lack of sustained employment. Patricia is Joseph EKARI Makina’s niece. Joseph paid Patricia’s school fees prior to his car accident. As part of our mission to carry on Joseph’s vision of an education for all, EKARI continued supporting Patricia.
Jenipher graduated from high school and went on to receive her diploma in Environmental Management from Malawi’s Natural Resources College in 2015! She is currently completing an internship with Goal Malawi, a Malawi NGO, whose Executive Director recommended that Patricia receive a permanent working contract due to her hard work ethic. Through our Apprenticeship Program, Patricia received a job and is employed full time!