I was one of the first members of Likhubula Children’s Choir. At that time I was living a hopeless life as far as school or a better life was concerned. Being an orphan when I was just one year old, I was living in a very poor family of eight, with no-one to provide for us except an elderly aunt who could not support the family adequately. Living in a poorly constructed house which leaked all the time when rains came, eating once in a day or not eating at all was usual and absenteeism from school due to lack of school uniform, food and soap was the way of living. We managed to live through casual work like tilling the land in other people’s farms, felling timber and other laborious work not suitable for a boy of my age. My only motivation for going to primary school was to pass examinations and go to boarding school (if only to be eating nsima twice a day) if the school fees could be found. When I was in standard 7 I was selected to become a member of Likhubula Children’s Choir. Then the direction of my life changed. I received school fees, upkeep money and everything necessary for my education from primary to tertiary level. Now I am the holder of a Batchelor of Science degree in Food Technology with credit from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. After graduation I obtained a 6-month internship and have been an occasional lecturer in nutrition and food processing and a consultant in food related business. I aim to find a permanent job so that I can raise funds to study for a master’s degree. I would like to be able to help fellow orphans who are passing through what I experienced before being a member of Likhubula Children’s Choir. To people who support Malawi Music Fund, please continue doing so, for Mayeso Kachingwe is a living testimony to your kind hearts.