“I feel very happy because I am influencing change in other people’s lives so that they can achieve the same things that I have.”
After graduating high school, Mwamba joined the Camfed Alumnae Association, CAMA, and was among the first to attend the Leadership and Enterprise program in Lubwe, where she gained the skills and confidence she needed to start her own business.
With a small grant from Camfed, Mwamba opened a salon and restaurant, where she currently manages three employees. “From the profits I earn, I am influencing change in other people’s lives. I am able to support four orphans, and it has brought me a lot of respect from society." Mwamba is now a happily married mother, ploughing back the benefits of her own education into her family. By reinvesting the profits from her business into her children’s and siblings’ education she is making strides towards breaking the cycle of poverty for good.
“Being able to provide for my own needs has made me value myself, and it has brought me a lot of respect from society.”