Meet – Dr Faith Mumba, inspirational Medical Doctor at Aurthur Davison Children’s Hospital in Ndola, Zambia.
From taking care of her sick parents as a teenager, walking long distances to school, sleeping on an empty stomach, being chased from school because of fees and dropping out, dealing with depression to a remarkable achiever.
Being the oldest child in her family, Dr Faith Mumba had to help take care of her sick father as her mother would go and look for greener pastures. And because of what she endured, she developed a keen interest in learning more about the disease and through that, she developed a passion to take care of the sick. From that moment, she knew she wanted to become a Medical Doctor.
Against all odds, she obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Zambia.
“To rise out of poverty you must change your mindset. I learnt this at an early age. Struggles taught me so many things and shaped me into who I am and how I approach every obstacle in life.”
“I remember saying, one day I will be a Medical Doctor and be an example to everyone going through the same. For it is possible!!
“I walked long distances to and from school. I was that pupil they always chased because of fees. I was that pupil that always reported late for school because of finances. But in all that I wanted to get educated and I never gave up.”
“I don’t regret going through what I went through, I don’t regret the sleepless nights and every failure I encountered because all that made me stronger.”
“I celebrate the woman I am today. I celebrate the fighting spirit within me. I celebrate having not given up on myself because in the end it was all worth it and hopefully my story, will inspire other young girls with BIG DREAMS out there,” said Dr Faith Mumba.