Fides Jere is a Malawian young woman born in a family of three. Being the firstborn and raised in Lilongwe, she spent much of the years with her grandparents because her parents went outside the country to search for greener pastures. She did primary education in Blantyre and Lilongwe, a secondary school in Lilongwe, then later enrolled with DMI, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Social Work in Project Management and got distinction in both degrees.
Fides has a passion for working with rural communities, especially children and young women, identifying gaps in their lives and helping them with tangible solutions to their problems, especially in health and education. Fides has worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation assistant with World Vision International in a Global Fund project, indoor Residual spraying. The project goal was to reduce malaria incidences in the district. Malaria is one of the diseases contributing to the high mortality rate in Malawi, especially among pregnant women and under-5 children. Mangochi is one of the districts in Malawi with high malaria incidents. Since the introduction of the project, Malaria incident has reduced from 800 people per 1,000 population, and Fides is proud to have been part of the team that contributed to this outstanding achievement.