About Mary Jacob
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Mary Jacob, an 11-year-old girl from Chinsapo, Malawi loves this verse because it shows the power of her God. Growing up in Chinsapo is not always easy as many of the inhabitants live below the poverty line and struggle to meet their day to day needs. Mary is one of five children in her family and her father works at a print shop to provide what he can to meet the needs of his family. They are able to eat two meals a day consisting mainly of n'sima and beans. They are thankful for support from The Chisomo Idea which helps meet the social, spiritual, intellectual and physical needs of the people in Chinsapo. One program helps families cover school fees so that children can all attend school. Mary is currently in fifth grade and her favorite subject is English. She works hard to do well in school so that she can be a nurse when she grows up and come back and help people in her community. When she is not doing school work or chores at her home, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing netball.