Wendy Chilangwa is 21 years old and lives with her mother Mary Mwanga and siblings. She was one of the lucky few who managed to complete her high school education, although she is interested in further studies. Like her sisters, Wendy was introduced to the Recyclocraftz program by her mother. In addition to crocheting beautiful bags, Wendy’s diligence, honesty and dependability has singled her and her sister Ireen out to be the bookkeepers for the project. Wendy has often carried loads of purses many kilometers to her home where she adds the finishing touches to the linings she has put in at Tracy’s house.
Wendy loves her family dearly and they are a top priority for her. All the money she makes from Recyclocraftz goes to help them. She has younger brothers and sisters, and Wendy’s handbags help them stay in school. Sometimes, the income goes to basic needs like electricity, rent, and supplies for the home the family is building.
Wendy and her family are in desperate need of the income from the Recyclocraftz project. More than that, tho, it helps provide fellowship. Meetings with other ladies who make handbags provides encouragement and a bright spot in her hard life.
Pray for Wendy and her family, that her family will have enough to pay for their most basic needs, and that she can continue to help her younger siblings finish school.