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M E E T  C H A R L E S :

Name: Charles Banda

Age: 26

Job title and description: Production Artist

How many people/members of your family do you support with your YEWO salary? 

"I have a wife and twin girls (two years old). I support them plus my sister and my cousin every month."

What is the best thing about working for YEWO? 

"It is a good job because it helps me reach my own goals. I enjoy the work, the people I work with, and the practical hands on work."

How has your job at YEWO changed you? 

"I now own my own field and can provide enough food for myself and my family (instead of buying maize) so I can now focus my salary on my house build."

Are you using the Savings program? 

"Yes, it's good to use, because it is an easy way to save up money. Saving to build a bigger brick house with iron sheets."

What are you most well know for at work:

"I am the only one at YEWO that makes the pancake dyes. I am very good with the jewelers hand saw. "

Do people in your community look up to you? 

"Yes they see me as a role model. My behavior has changed. Before I was not able to help someone else, but now a days I'm good because I can help some people by giving them work, plus share with my relatives."

Are your colleagues at YEWO important to you?

"Yes we encourage each other and share ideas. We like to laugh at work and listen to music while we make."