To empower the people of Malawi, Africa to implement sustainable, community-driven solutions that promote human advancement.
Alinafe is a 17 year old girl who met Matt and Determined to Develop after she completed the eighth grade. Growing up, she and her two brothers lost both of their parents at a very early age and since then they have lived with their very old grandmother. But because her grandmother is also very poor, Alinafe had nothing.
Landen is a 17 year old boy who is sponsored by Determined to Develop and lives at Maji Zuwa. His family lives in Sangilo Village, where Maji Zuwa and Determined to Develop work. He has 2 sisters and 3 brothers and Landen is the first born in the family. His mother is a single parent and so struggles to support all the children;
Steven is a 13 year old boy who has recently started to be sponsored by Determined to Develop. Before this, he was living with his grandmother in a remote village in Karonga. He came to know Determined to Develop and be at Maji Zuwa after his brother met with Matt and spoke to him about the possibility of Steven being
Rhoda is a 19 year old Determined to Develop sponsored student who lost both her parents in 2004. Rhoda was hopeless when the time came for her to start her secondary education as she didn’t have the ability to pay her school fees. In 2012, Rhoda was introduced to Matt who offered to assist her. Since then, Rhoda has been able