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Ambilile has partial hearing and came to us initially for work experience via a training centre in a town called Kyela, which is in the south of the country near Lake Nyasa/Malawi. The centre works with orphans and youth from deprived backgrounds. Ambilile had been estranged from his parents and was raised by his extended family. Since he had some basic carpentry skills we trialled him for a month in our carpentry workshop. We then invited Ambilile to join us and now he is employed as one of our wood carvers and lampshade makers.