< HANNAH DICKENS – Mamie Martin Fund


Hannah’s parents couldn’t afford her school fees. Now she is a first-class degree graduate in accounting, hoping to use her skills to help Malawian women set up their own businesses.

Hannah was support by MMF at Elangeni Secondary School from 2011 to 2015. Her parents had divorced and her father remarried with new responsibilities. Hannah’s mother could no longer afford to pay her school fees. The school put Hannah on the MMF list and her worries of being ‘chased’ for fees were gone. She worked hard and obtained excellent results in her Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE). Hannah was then supported by the Soko Fund at university. Hannah graduated with a first-class BSc in Accounting from the University of Malawi.

Hannah had always dreamed of being an Accountant since she was in Level 5 in Primary school. She loved solving financial issues. She thinks her and accounting are perfectly suited for each other. She hopes to use her skills to help young Malawian women to manage their finances in setting up small scale business. This would allow women to be in control of their lives rather than depend on the government for employment.

The Mamie Martin Fund was proud to learn that, as well as achieving a first-class degree, Hannah was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for “outstanding performance in academic excellence in 2021. This was awarded by the ‘Best Student Awards’ made annually by Total Energies Malawi, a major comp0any focusing on sustainable energy.