SHE – Women of Kitwe – 20.09.2013

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MEET Kutemba Muchima

Kutemba Muchima, born from Obed Julaki Muchima and Joyce Mwangu Muchima on the 14th July 1983, is the second last born in a family she can only describe as a tree with branches. With her biological parents deceased, she says God has blessed her with a second set of parents hence her many siblings.

Kutemba is an open person, joyful and one who just loves and appreciates life. Even after being involved in an almost tragic car accident at a young age that left her with marks on her face and neck,s he holds her head high despite stares and request and believes God has great plans for her for saving her life. One of her favorite quotes is ‘For one to lead, one must learn to follow.’ This has taught her to be humble whatever setup and circumstance life brings her way as she believes every thing is a learning process and is and will be useful in one’s life in future.

Kutemba Muchima

Kutemba Muchima

She has a certificate in Journalism and a Diploma in Public Relations and Personal Administration from Evelyn Hone College respectively.

Her love to excel despite setbacks has driven her to further pursue her studies and she is currently doing her degree in business administration at the Copperbelt University.

Kutemba has worked for various institutions around the country; as an Assistant registration officer, Information Officer, Sales Consultant and Senior Marketing officer.

Hard work and perseverance is what she has learnt from a tender age and she aims to excel in whatever job she has to do in an honest and professional manner.

She is inspired by people who have achieved a lot in life by serving others and have humble beginnings as such people know the value of life and hence respect and appreciate others deemed lesser in society.

Kutemba is currently a sales consultant for Afrobride magazine, a leading bridal magazine in Zambia and handles the Copperbelt sales and distribution and also manages AfroBride Facebook Page. She also runs her own poultry business in Kitwe.

Kutemba Muchima 2

Kutemba Muchima 2

Her thoughts on Kitwe?

Kutemba considers Kitwe her ideal town as the town has made her grow and develop as an individual. However, she would like the town to develop in terms of infrastructure and the business owners and employees must improve on customer care and be more open and willing to advertise their commodities and not just assume its a costly venture. The reluctance to advertise and intensively market their products is what limits the growth of the private sector and hence slows development.

Kutemba is a Pentecostal Christian and attributes her being alive only to God. She insists that she is not single but just not married yet and has hobbies that include gardening, baking, cooking, reading and music.

Kutemba dreams of being a successful business and career woman and she hopes to be a mentor and motivator for many especially disadvantaged orphans and street kids with potential to make it in life.

Kutemba Muchima 3

Kutemba Muchima 3

She urges all reading this profile to “keep dreaming big, work on your dreams, have faith, never lose hope. Time and chance will happen to you.”

She says “Work hard, do your part and one day, not even the sky will be the limit.”

 

 

 

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