Cecillia Banda is 25 years old, happily married, and the mother of a 2 year old son. She is in school, not pursuing an advanced degree, but hoping to complete her high school education. This year, she is in 11th grade. Cecillia was the 6th child of 10 in her family, and has 3 sisters and 6 brothers. That her parents were able to educate her this far is a remarkable achievement in the Zambian economy. She has completed a program in Food Production at the Kalilingalinga youth resource center but has dreams that require a high school diploma - Cecillia wants to be a nurse.
Cecillia heard about the Recyclocraftz project from someone at her Lutheran church. The income from making handbags helps her little family and enables her to pursue her education. She wants very much to achieve her goal of attending nursing school.
A message from Cecillia: “I hope that more people may support us by buying, and those that are already buying should continue to do so and I pray that God should guide Auntie Tracy as she goes about doing the business, because it does not only help her, it helps the rest of us too… I hope to study nursing so may God help me. Please pray for my achievements to come to pass.”