Aleke taught me spirit of generosity: ‘Chacha’ donates to orphans in Malawi

Chawezi Sibongile Banda, daughter of Malawi’s former Finance Minister, the late Aleke Kadonamphani Banda, well known as ‘Chacha’  has spoken about how her father taught her the spirit of generosity as she donated blankets at an orphanage in Utale, Balaka.

Chacha’s donation of blankets being distributed to orphans at Utale in Balaka
Chawezi Banda alias Chacha

The United States-based Chacha, who owns ‘Chacha Care Home’ in Richmond, in the State of Virginia, donated the blankets on the week she celebrated her 44th birthday in March.

“Every year when am celebrating my birthday, I also share something good with the disadvantaged. This year out of  many requests I received from people, I picked Utale in Balaka where orphans needed blankets,” she explains in an interview with Nyasa Times.

“I bought the blankets and asked  a local person Mr Ken Ndanga  who had requested the support for the orphans to deliver the donation in Utale. I monitored the handover ceremony and was pleased that chiefs in the area were appreciative,” she said.

While the donation was being made in Balaka, Chacha was celebrating her 44th birthday the posh way  in Dubai with her family – her  mother, brother Alexander Banda , daughter Fleurpa and her grandson Nathan.

Chacha  is known for a posh lifestyle as depicted in her photographs that she fondly and regularly shares on social media including her recent $1 million mansion she has purchased and moved in as her new home.

But she says, despite having “enough to be happy”, she always give  a helping hand to the disadvantage including friends.

Chacha said her late father, former finance minister, taught her the spirt of benevolence.

She remembers Aleke  and her mother Grace Lana Banda for modelling her in religious lifestyle.

Citing the holy scriptures, Chacha said Aleke taught her that in everything Jesus Christ did, He showed that by the kind of hard work people must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Chacha explains that she left Malawi in 2001 when her father was still an influential cabinet minister in the Bakili Muluzi administration as well as owning a newspaper giant, Nation Publications Limited.

She hussled hard from humble intergration in US to now be a ‘wealthy person’.

Chacha says her business has become extremely successful and she attributes that success to resilience and hard work.

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Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
2 years ago

Well done Chawezi. You have really worked hard. Hussled and risen to where you are. May God Bless You more. I remember when you just arrived in DC in 2001, a humble simple beautiful person, did all the odd jobs including nursing homes but now you actually own one and you deserve all that you have now. Kudos

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
Gerald Mapanga Phiri
2 years ago

She is like that she never changed from her childhood. She could play with all children regardless her well to do family, poor or rich

chemalembo
chemalembo
2 years ago

well done daughter, keep it up. God bless you

jogoda
jogoda
2 years ago

dont forget she is a daughter to a well to do family. think about nation publications. but she is doing it better independently

Bertha Moyo
Bertha Moyo
2 years ago

Mwana wa Aleke Banda, may his soul continue resting in peace!

Truth
2 years ago

She is very very right. We never had a minister like Aleke Banda. He was very humble,genouros and friendly etc.
Iam from the south I strongly testify about this good man
May His Soul Rest in Peace.

Mulopwana
2 years ago

Uhmm. Golden spoon kids not like u and me who r really from ash and dust.

Kudambwe
2 years ago

What business is she into ???? by the way she is beautiful even at 44 like a teenager

Truth Pains
2 years ago
Reply to  Kudambwe

Yah mmmh jealousy down, she looks cool indeed.

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