Catherine Mbekeani

Date of birth: 1987 in Blantyre, Malawi

Domicile: Lilongwe, Malawi

Title of study: Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

About the university:

Malawi College of Accountancy, P.O. Box 30363, Lilongwe 3, Malawi (

Current situation:

Catherine begann ihr Studium im Jahr 2015, musste dies jedoch für ein Jahr unterbrechen, da sie ihre Arbeit verlor und sich die Studiengebühren für die beiden letzten Jahre nicht mehr leisten konnte. Dank ZIKOMO konnte sie ihr Studium im dritten und vorletzten Jahr fortsetzen.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the ZIKOMO Association of Austria possible.
I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support.

My Name is Catherine and I am single mother of a son. I am a student at Malawi College of Accountancy majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. I plan to pursue a career in Business Management upon graduating from Malawi College Of Accountancy.
I was not able to continue my studies because my position at work was dissolved and I was no longer required as an employee.
My mother is a pensioner and cannot afford the costs for me, my son and my 3 siblings, who are currently unemployed too.

I am now in the 3rd year, and I plan to graduate in 2020. I had no hope that I would finish my studies to provide a better future for my child, the rest of my family and myself. But this has given me hope. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal I will not take this opportunity for granted.

By awarding me the Zikomo Association scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning.
Your generosity is inspiring me to help others and give back to others.
I hope one day I will be able to help someone to achieve their goals just as you have helped me.


Lilongwe, Malawi

Catherine Mbekeani

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