As fans of ITV’s Love Island take their ritualistic seat in front of the TV every night to catch up on the antics of their favourite couples, we want to change the lens and take the time to show you some of Concern’s favourite power couples.
While love is in the air, it seems all the more fitting to shine a light on some of our favourite loved-up couples who continue to inspire us every day with their commitment and devotion.
Sadly, gender equality is globally the most common form of inequality and remains a major obstacle to the eradication of poverty. We specifically focus on gender equality as a means to significantly reduce inequalities and empower people living in extreme poverty to improve their lives.
Working together, these couples are building brighter futures for themselves and lifting themselves out of poverty, all through the power of love.
In Malawi, Smart Minezhi and his wife Mage Smart have been married for over 40 years. Their secret to a happy and fulfilling marriage? Simply treating each other with respect. Smart is a role model for a lot of families in the village of Chabulumunda because of the way he supports his wife. Whilst Smart is an inspiration to many, some men criticise him for his actions but this doesn't phase him. He says ‘this does not demotivate me since I am doing this in order for my house to live a better life.'