Elizabeth CHanda is 45 years old, married for 26 years and has five children ages 24, 21, 11, 9, and 6 years old. Her mother-in-law and an orphaned nephew live with Elizabeth and her family. She was making paper bead necklaces as a hobby when her friend Catherine Mwape found out and introduced her to RecycloCraftz. The paper beads are still her favorite thing to make although she has since branched out by making magazine bowls. Besides making bags and necklaces for RecycloCraftz, she also has a trading and resale business.
Her long term dream is to run a school for underprivileged children. She used to work as a teacher and has a teaching certificate in early childhood education. Her husband is a secondary teacher at a Catholic school. RecycloCraftz has given her a passion to create, try new things and has helped financially. If she was sponsored she would use the money to grow her business selling by bedding from Botswana.
Elizabeth says she faces spiritual challenges in leading women and gets discouraged at times. But her biggest prayer is that she should work for the Lord. She is secretary and treasurer of RecycloCraftz.