My name is Austin and I grew up with my little brother and mother and nine relatives, including my grandma and my aunt. We all live in different houses on the same plot of land. My family income comes from my grandma’s small business. She sells bananas, mangoes, and cooked corn when in season. My grandma has  helped me throughout my life.

My mom was able to pay my school fees during my first two years of secondary school. Unfortunately, in my third year, my mom passed away. This is when Good Soil Partners came in to help me with school fees and basic needs such as soap, school uniform, exercise books, and other supplies. Through Good Soil’s support I was able to graduate secondary school and enter college. Good Soil Partners is doing great things in my life by paying my college tuition, monthly living expenses, and provided me with a laptop computer. I greatly thank Good Soil Partners for its great contribution to my life.

In my free time, I like reading books, especially economics and business books and novels, listening to music, and I enjoy teaching others.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I sponsor the same student?

Length of sponsorship for a student is your choice. We are thankful for the donations we receive. Good Soil Partners would be grateful to receive sponsorship of a student that follows her/him through their education either in secondary or college/higher education.  It would be great if you could help a child from their teenage years all the way through to them being productive adults thriving and helping the future of Malawi succeed.

What does my donation go toward?

Your donation will go toward student tuition, we support children in Secondary (High) Schools, in National Schools and Colleges. All of these students were chosen based on their high academic abilities, passing government exams and an application process completed by Good Soil Partners Board of Directors and local advisory person. The costs involved for each student ranges based on their particular circumstances, some of the things we provide are; tuition, room and board, food, school supplies and fees, school uniforms, computer, leadership training, as well as career & development opportunities.

Are other people sponsoring the same child?

People may be sponsoring the same child depending on your total donation and the cost of the students school and examination fees, school supplies, school uniforms and basic needs of secondary students. College students may also have more than one sponsor due to cost of tuition fees, stipend for boarding and food, writing materials and a computer.

Will my sponsored child write to me?

If you choose to sponsor a student, you will receive updates on a quarterly basis from the website.

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