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Service Spotlight: Youth for Positive Change in Malawi

One of my favorite things about The Smile Project is the opportunity to connect with other people in the nonprofit and social good space. As a grantee of The Pollination Project, I can connect with others who care about making their world better.

That’s how I met Roseby Chiweza, the Executive Director of Youth for Positive Change (YOPOC) in Malawi. I asked her to share with me a little bit of her story.

Liz: Let’s start in traditional Smile Project fashion. Give me a ‘Happiness is.’

Roseby: Happiness is having joy in mind.

Liz: What is your project/organization?

Roseby: Provision of economic empowerment to teen mothers and sex workers living with HIV/AIDS.

Liz: What is the driving force behind what you do?

Roseby: Training teen mothers and sex workers in entrepreneurship skills and providing them with small loans to start small scale business.

Liz: What does service mean to you?

Roseby: Helping others to do on what they cannot do on their own

Liz: Anything else you'd like to add?

Roseby: Anyone interested to share with us grant opportunities is welcome to do so because this will be helpful to fundraise our project activities in our area.

To learn more about YOPOC or to get in touch with Roseby and the team, visit them on Facebook.

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