“I am Maria Batumeo from Talandila Club in Dowa district. I have lived in this village since I got married to my husband Mr Batueo.
During the first year of our marriage we were living a normal life as everyone else in the village as a new family. He was working at the nearby clinic as a cleaner which was enough for us in those days. When our family grew in number, we realized that the things that we use to have in the first years were not enough to cater for all the needs in our family.