Founder’s Bio: Jane Khembo
The old adage goes: Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em. Jane Khembo was born and raised in Blantyre, Malawi and spent a lot of time with her mother’s family in Phalombe, Malawi. Jane has two sons named Stewart and Kelvin and one daughter, Tadala. Jane moved to the US years ago when her children were very young. She is very much involved with the community, serving in many ministries through her local church. She also has a strong passion for missions. Her passion is to see people’s lives change for the better.
From an early age, Jane Khembo, founder of Bwanali-Chipole Victory, Inc., knew that her life’s mission would be to give back to her community in Phalombe, Malawi. However, it wasn’t until she went home in 2010 that she began to see her life’s dream take shape before her eyes. After many years of financially supporting her family back in Malawi, Jane saw that poverty, sickness and hunger affected not only her family, but also the region of Phalombe.
In October 2011 she made a trip to Malawi where she decided to take a bigger role in combating the lack in Phalombe. Jane realized that her desire to help meet the needs of those impacted by the devastating effects of sickness and poverty wasn’t enough to change the situation in Malawi; she would need co-laborers. Orphans and other vulnerable children from four surrounding villages are now traveling daily to a church in a central location to obtain a nourishing meal. Jane’s vision is to create a campus that provides nutritious meals, shelter, education, and healthcare to Malawian children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, significant lack and pure poverty. Jane’s mission requires the support of donors, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and volunteers. In January of 2012, BCV, Inc. became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.