MacPherson Chigwenembe joined Orant Charities Africa in July 2022 as a clinician at Kasese Health Center. Learn more in his staff highlight.
Staff Highlight: Tango Phiri
“It is such a great honor to be part of a team that is working tirelessly in improving people’s quality of life, thereby making a better Malawi for all,” says Tango Phiri.
Tango joined Orant’s team this April as our first ever Financially Empowering Microloans for Women Program Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Business Studies from the Malawi Polytechnic.
Previously, she worked as an Assistant Projects Officer for the Centre for Social Concern in Lilongwe. There, she worked with rural communities in Malawi. Specifically, she equipped them with skills to advocate for themselves in issues of social concern.
“I have always loved the idea of working with and being able to improve the plight of the poor,” Tango says.
At Orant, Tango will organize, monitor, and own the Financially Empowering Microloans for Women Program. She will also oversee and advise on the expansion of future business programs. “I will be able to give guidance to the program beneficiaries,” Tango says, “In turn, this will help them to grow their businesses and become financially independent.”
Outside of Orant, Tango is a devoted Christian and a passionate singer. “I love singing with the aim of uplifting other souls,” she says.
We are excited to welcome Tango to the team. With her leadership, Orant’s Financially Empowering Microloans for Women Program (FEM) can prepare for growth.
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