Judith Phiri is a 20 year old student who just completed ninth grade. She lives with her parents and two siblings. Judith’s father is in the Zambian Air Force, and her mother sells foodstuffs at the market. After completing high school, Judith hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the military.
Judith heard about RecycloCraftz from someone at her church. Since Judith already knew how to crochet, the handbag project was a good fit for her. Making handbags has helped provide money for clothes and toiletries. It has also given her an allowance that she can use for special things, like attending church retreats.
Judith hopes to finish her education and get a good job. RecycloCraftz is helping her take steps towards those goals.