Mbachi Joyce Ng’oma

Managing Director, Chidu Café

Blantyre, Malawi

Mbachi Joyce is the Managing Director at Chidu Café, a confectionary business located in Malawi that produces high quality baked goods. Chidu Café offers a wide variety of choices for all palettes and dietary needs, including gluten free, lactose free and diabetic-friendly, and takes pride in being one of the few shops in Blantyre to offer healthy alternatives to their customers. Aside from offering quality, healthy products, Chidu Café’s baked goods are affordably priced to enable more people to enjoy their custom-made, heavenly products, all while not compromising dietary needs, delivery or their unique artistic touch. They recently began offering cake baking and decorating classes, teaching students how to create high-end cakes and confectionary. Mbachi Joyce and Chidu Café are always innovating and experimenting in order to deliver the highest quality products and services to their customers. Beyond their work, the café aspires to play a role in job creation for youth and women across the nation to end poverty, provide decent work and enhance economic growth in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Mbachi Joyce is an artist by trade and is skilled at seeing perspectives that others often miss. Prior to founding Chidu Café in 2014, she worked in various jobs in the hospitality industry. Her strengths are in organization and communication skills. Mbachi Joyce is a member of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) and the Soroptimist International Blantyre Malawi Chapter.

What Mbachi Joyce hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:
Mbachi Joyce looks forward to networking with other fellows and learning from their experiences, especially those who are in the same line of work as her. She hopes the program will end her fear of working on her books and enable her to upscale and expand her business. Mbachi Joyce hopes to actualize her dreams of establishing a café and kitchen lab with the knowledge and skills gained from the fellowship.

What Mbachi Joyce can offer other fellows:
Mbachi Joyce can offer her experience and unique perspective to other fellows. She can also offer her strong organizational, communication and writing skills.

Connect with Mbachi Joyce on Social Media :
Facebook (business): https://www.facebook.com/ChiduCakes/?ref=page_internal
Facebook (personal): https://www.facebook.com/Blaqkhofi
Twitter (business): https://twitter.com/ChiduCakes
Twitter (personal): https://twitter.com/Blaqkhofi