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Police Officer Defiles a 6 Year Old Girl

Police in Mangochi arrested and suspiciously released on bail a fellow police officer, Constable Alfred Marko, who  allegedly defiled a 6 year old girl in the early evening hours of 23 October 2013 in Mapira village, TA Mponda in Mangochi.    Constable Marko is a friend to the girl’s family and on that fateful day, the

“From the Bar To School”

Annie and Joseph Moyo (Not real names) aged 13 and 16 years old respectively, come from Enukweni in Mzimba district. The two lost their father when they were very young and their mother is a mobile businessperson. The mother travels around leaving the children behind. Apart from being a business lady, she  also doubles as

Two Women Saved from Trafficking

Ester Kalonga is a married young woman aged 23 who hails from Balaka district in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kalembo. In September, 2013 the woman together with her friend survived an incident of human trafficking when some unscrupulous people promised to offer her an employment in Maputo, Mozambique. The most disheartening part of the case

Corporal Punishment for Failing to Read

In October, 2013 YONECO’s Tithandizane Helpline received an anonymous tip off from a concerned community member that Brian Mbuzi (Not Real Name) aged 12 years was beaten by his religious teacher Mr. Benson (Not Real Name) who teaches Madras at one of the Islamic Mosques in Zomba. Following the receipt of the case, the Helpline team followed

SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED – A case of Tikhale ndi Moyo Support Group

Things had fallen apart! The day had started off as any other normal day. Little did she know that it was a day that would shatter her long time dream of one day seeing her husband as a freeman. The message was delivered – her husband had died in Prison! 14 years after the death

The Success Story of MacDonald Manda

MacDonald Manda who hails from Rumphi district is among the beneficiaries of the Youth Development Fund (YEDEF) loans. In April 2011, the fund loaned him K300, 000.00 to set up a business enterprise of his choice. Prior to the YEDEF loan (in 2008) he had acquired the necessary skills and craftsmanship from Jenga Support Centre