53-year-old Chrissy Magadu from Malawi has not had an easy life. But a knack for spotting a good business opportunity - combined with excellent sales skills and a head for detail - has opened up exciting new possibilities for her and her family.
Nine-year-old Caroline from Malawi has lots of energy and is full of plans for the future. She rarely sits still, she loves dancing and playing hide and seek, and she wants to be a nurse when she's older.
Patricia Chinyama has five children and spends half of her day tending to her crops. She lives in a small village in Malawi.
Much like throughout Malawi, deforestation is rife in Phalombe – a district in the southern region of Malawi. In Chingazi village, people were cutting down trees in the Michesi Mountain for charcoal and firewood at an alarming rate.