• I sat down in 1989 and I made up my mind at that point that I was going to spend the rest of my life assisting women and youth to gain social and political empowerment through business and education. I convinced myself economic empowerment of women was going to be key, especially in a country like this where most women didn't go to school.

    "Joyce Banda: 'I want Malawians to say our country became a better place'" by Lucy Lamble, Nick Francis and Marc Francis, December 17, 2012.
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