About Zione Mattias
Zione Matiyasi is no stranger to hard work as a single mother of five children living in Chinsapo, Malawi. With only seasonal work, she struggles to provide one meal a day of n'sima and vegetables for her growing children. Her oldest children, Kondwani, 18, and Njiru, 15 are unable to attend school due to the expense and being needed to help provide for the family. Patricia, 11, and Noel, 9, are able to attend school and their mother hopes to continue to be able to send them to school. Patricia is in third grade and enjoys Chichewa. Noel is in second grade and enjoys math. Even despite their hardship, as a family they enjoy spending time singing and dancing. They are also thankful to be a part of The Chisomo Idea community where they have support for their social, spiritual, intellectual and physical needs.