Friends of APM assists Joyce Banda: Mother who gave birth to quadruplets

Friends of Arthur Peter Mutharika – a grouping of professional young women — on Tuesday visited the 35 year-old mother of five, Joyce Banda, who birth to quadruplets at Salima District Hospital on Saturday to donate assorted items to assist her as she still has to continue being in hospital since the kids were born under weight.


Friends of APM swiftly responds to call for assistant from mother who gave birth to quadruplets

She has since been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital from Salima for proper observation of the babies — all boys born with low weight of 1,400gms, 1,200gms, 1,200gms and 1,000gms as of Saturday.

When the media visited her, Banda, who comes from Matumba Village in the area of Senior Chief Khombedza, appealed for help, saying she is poor and having four babies at once is a huge challenging task for her.

She had said she earns her living as a subsistence farmer but she is not bitter at all that she has blessed with four kids at once.

“I already have five children and when I was coming here I was expecting to deliver a sixth child as per our plan to have six children, but according to God’s wish I have a gift of four babies at once.

“What I can say is that I will be available to raise the children as I have done with the other children, my only call is for support of any kind from all well-wishers during the time that I am here at the hospital and when I go back to the village,” she had said.

Now her prayers have been answered when the young professional women mobilized themselves and raised funds to buy her assorted items.

One of the members friend of APM, Monalisa Kachitsa said the moment they read about the Salima lady’s special gift from God and her predicament on how she will take care of them considering her background, they quickly mobilised themselves and raised the funds to go and assist her.

She said, since this was also the festive season, they decided that they also assist the other mothers they were going to find at the hospital.

“For Mayi Joyce Banda, we bought for her nappies, baby blankets, laundry soaps, washing soaps, zitenje, sugar, salt, milk and Likuni Phala, “ Kachitsa said. “For the others we provided hampers which had toiletries such as soaps, as well as sugar, salt and milk.”

She said there are over 200 members of Friends of APM, whose objective is to give the Democrat Progressive Party a human face that it always has the welfare of people at heart. 

“The 15 of us who represented the rest of the group to Kamuzu Central Hospital were very happy to see Mayi Joyce Banda smiling and relieved and her joy was shared with the rest of the mothers we found there.

“The babies are a special gift from God and we pray that they all survive so that they shall grow into good citizens and contribute to the development of the country. We wished her well on behalf of the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and she also asked us to say special thanks to him.

“Funds permitting, this is our mission to assist wherever possible because we don’t have to wait for the government to assist, it starts with us,” Kachitsa said.

Banda, who is married to Geoffrey Milanzi, said this is not her first time to give birth to more than one child as she previously gave birth to a set of twins.

“As a person who rely on farming, I had problems raising that set of twins, in terms of dividing time to work at the garden and to look after the children and I am sure I will have the same challenge.

“My household is very poor, I am a Standard 5 drop out while my husband did not do any form of education,” she said.

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GWELU PITALA
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GWELU PITALA

5 children already and you wanted a 6th one to be helped by well wishers. Si chamba chimenechi? Ndinu osauka and feeding those five is a problem already see now you have 9 mouths to feed. Learn to be responsible. Kuberekera kuti uzathandizidwe pomwe munkachita mesa munali awiri abambowo sanaitane oti azawathandizire bwanji?

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Mzake Joyce Banda genuine adali president, so who is this Joyce Banda.? A DPP akondwera nazo zimenezi popeza Joyce Banda genuine ndi Abwana samachezana bwino iyayi. Please a Bwana APM,, sack these evil women from the party for they are favouring your opponent instead of you sir. Because if they were with you they would have hated anything named Joyce worse still Banda at the end. But they are busy glorifying your anemy.

Emarire vava
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Emarire vava

So in Malawi as of today, mzimai ochembezera samadziwa kuti ali ndi mapasa. Ndalama za Boma zimene mmaba lero mwakagulira sugar ndi soap zomwe zikanatha kugula ma scanning machine.
Naye mzimai akuti osauka koma akufuna mwana wa number 6, mxiiii

Mphondo Zagadabuka
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Mphondo Zagadabuka

Ama, a name athandizeni

Tsamba Likagwa
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Tsamba Likagwa

Thanks. ana a Dad. That really shows a human face.

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

When the right hand gives the left hand shouldn’t know.
. The human face of the party? Oh my foot.

SITTING ON A MIRACLE / BREAK THROUGH
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THE COUNTRY IS STILL EMPTY –WE NEED MORE BABIES PLEASE !!GOD HIMSELF COMMANDED US TO MULTIPLY AND SUBDUE THE EARTH –WE NEED STRONG MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAN FULFILL THE GOOD MESSAGE !! CONGRATULATIONS !! WELCOME AND GOOD HEALTH TO THE KIDS AND THEIR MOTHER — GOD BLESS AND PROTECT !!!

wakikiki
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wakikiki

KKKKKKK friends of APM, Where is the money coming from?

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Give her back what you stole from her taxes! Friends of Ampumbwa! And also give lessons contraceptive methods and the dangers of child birthing when you cant afford in this economy!! This cant go on its not right

Maliseche
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Maliseche

I wonder how the little fragile babies tolerated the trip from Salima to Lilongwe, this is exactly what Chilima is saying we should have the resources and expertise at every hospital. I hope and pray that the babies are doing well and that the trip from Salima to LLW did not cause undue harm, plz keep us posted

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