Farmers World Holdings Limited has donated a sewing machine to a Lilongwe resident Robert Nguluwe who used to beg in the streets.
The directors’ executive assistant Washawekha Malizani said one of the company’s directors met Nguluwe while begging in the city.
Presenting the K90 000 machine and K35 000 start-up capital to Nguluwe on Tuesday at the company’s headquarters, Dimitri Giannakis, one of the company’s directors, said the sewing machine will help the man generate money for a living.
“The company asked him to identify a business that will support his family and he chose tailoring,” he said.
Nguluwe said he was a painter before being involved in a road accident which incapacitated him.
He said he enrolled for a tailoring course at Malawi Council for the Handicapped.
“After completing the training, I needed a sewing machine,” said Nguluwe.
The sewing machine will remain property of Farmers World Holdings Limited for a year when the company will monitor Nguluwe’s progress before transferring ownership to him.