Lawrence Bill Bwanali was the father of Jane Khembo, and Dr. Michael Chipole was her grandfather. These two men had one thing in common: a desire to help the community. The legacy that was left behind inspired Jane. She still remembers both her father and grandfather helping their communities by giving whatever they had to others. It is because of this that Jane decided to call her organization Bwanali Chipole Victory, Inc., in remembrance of her father and grandfather.
Years ago Jane Khembo began supporting and feeding some of her deceased cousins’ children. They had been left, orphaned and hungry due to the intense poverty in the region of Phalombe. Soon after she began feeding them, many others from 4 surrounding villages were brought to her attention that required the same necessities that are taken for granted in the developed world. She worked from October to December of 2011 with a local Bishop to feed children daily at the central location of the church. The vulnerable children have been receiving meals once or twice daily, depending on the finances being provided by Jane Jumbe and donors. By the end of December, 130 children under the age of five were being fed each day. At this point, Jane was no longer able to afford to take any more children and limited the age to five and under because of the lack of finances.
Back in the U.S., Jane was applying to register Bwanali-Chipole Victory, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in order to grow the organization to meet the needs of this region in Malawi. In January of 2012, BCV, Inc. became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.