Inhlelo Zenkosi empower rural women in Hwange.

By Netsai Muleya

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A GROUP of women from Chidobe and Kachecheti Wards have been trained to produce Sussex
chickens mainly for eking and improving their lives.
The women who attended a workshop organised by Inhlelo Zenkosi learnt to raise chickens
commercially. The organisation seeks to empower rural women in Hwange district.
Speaking to the women, the organisation’s director Charles Weza emphasised that there was a need
for women to be empowered by running projects that would enable them to have decent living.
Such projects would enable them to become self-reliant and assist them in supporting their
respective families.
“This is a great opportunity for all you women,” Weza told the women.
“It is time to rise up and shine. I had a vision of this and God helped me to do so. This is why we have
come up to organise this gathering.
“Our hope is to see you transform other generations after us so that our families maybe
transformed,” he added.
Calaab Ndazi Ncube from the Turning Matebeleland Green, an organisation that seeks to help
communities to be self –sufficient, urged the women to take up the opportunity and fully utilise the
knowledge they had learnt.
The two organisations partnered in the project.
He further went on and quoted a bible verse when Apostle Paul saw a lightning strike on his way to
kill Christians in Damascus.
“Do not think that your presence here is a mistake, but God can do what he did with Apostle Paul,
and his life was never the same after that encounter.”
After the training, women were awarded certificates for completing the one day training course and
will each receive one hundred live Sussex chicks to start the project.
Village head Joshua Ncube urged the community to lead by example as this was a project that could
transform the Mvuthu’s Jurisdiction.

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