Cathy Kamsikiri, Empower’s Accounts and Admin Officer in Malawi tells us a little about her story.
“I grew up as a responsible woman, having lost my mother when I was still young. I had to learn to make the most of what we had, manage our resources and above all, be a mother to my two siblings.
I aim to better myself, build a career and be a role model to young girls. Working in finance and administration has long been an interest of mine and became my area of study. Of particular interest to me is the valuable role I can play in making an organisation more efficient and transparent.
I’m very excited about this new journey with Empower Malawi as my role is aligned with both my interests and values. In particular, Empower Malawi’s emphasis on self-reliance resonates with my life story to date. For it is through perseverance and hope that I am here today. This personal experience of standing on my own two feet through adversity gives me a strong appreciation of Empower’s mission. I look forward to working with the team to improve the overall financial management of the organisation and make processes more efficient so our project staff can focus on what they do best.”
Stay tuned for further updates on the great work Cathy and the rest of our Malawi team are getting up to!