Pashello Charitable Trust Founder, Felia Malola, Leaves Lasting Legacy
Random interviews conducted in the Shire Valley districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje reveal that Malola was a compassionate woman.
Chikwawa, Malawi-Felia Malola, the founder of Pashello Charitable Trust, passed away on Saturday at Ngabu in Chikwawa, writes Cornelius Lupenga.
Her sudden departure has left a void that many believe will take a long time to fill.
Random interviews conducted in the Shire Valley districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje reveal that Malola was a compassionate woman with a deep passion for helping vulnerable groups.
Lyton Sekabe, Chairperson for the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) for Nsanje, described Malola as a patriotic lady who assisted all people she met according to their challenges.
He recalled how, a month ago, she and her organization donated skin screen lotions to persons with albinism across Nsanje district.
“I have been with her at Bangula, Fatima, Nsanje Boma, Sorgin, and Tengani, meeting and donating lotions to persons with albinism,” he said.
Sekabe also mentioned that Malola had asked him to identify five vulnerable people to be trained in tailoring free of charge.
At the end of the course, each participant was to be given a sewing machine and a roll of cloth as a starter pack.
“I do not know if this program will be fulfilled with her departure,” he lamented.
Grace Dinala from Chikwawa concurred with Sekabe, stating that Malola was a woman who always aimed at supporting the needy people, regardless of their race, religion, or party affiliation.
She added that Malola had been assisting orphans, widows, the elderly, and persons with albinism.
“There are scores and scores of students she has been paying fees for in primary, secondary, and universities, plus more services she renders which are going to be missed,” she said.
According to the funeral program, the body of the late Malola was taken to the College of Medicine in Blantyre and is expected to be carried to Ngabu in Chikwawa today, Sunday.
She is expected to be laid to rest on Monday, 13th November, 2023. Her legacy of compassion and service will continue to inspire those who knew her.