If you met Yohane Dokotala on the road, you would simply ignore him, thinking he is just an ordinary man. It is until you are introduced to him, you will then want to hear more about his life.
Now in his late 40s, Yohane hails from Chapata village, T/A Chadza, Lilongwe.
Yohane, who operates under the NASFAM umbrella through Mlodzenzi Association, joined the NASFAM family when it had just been formed, some 18 years ago, with the aim of benefiting from the tobacco transport program (which the tobacco department of the organisation provides to its members).
Little did he know that more goodies were to follow as he had joined an organisation that exists to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. His family no longer relies on tobacco. He has diversified into livestock and other commercial crops.