Women’s Economic Empowerment

Angel of Hope Foundation is providing economic strengthening interventions to vulnerable women thereby improving the economic stability of target households in both rural and urban communities in Zimbabwe. Working through the Traditional Leadership structures under the Ministry of Local Government, Chiefs’ wives have been targeted by the Foundation as icons for impacting positive changes, adaption, uptake and participation in income generating projects (IGPs) which include small livestock production, nutrition gardening, caster bean production and small grain farming.

Women in detergents, petroleum jelly classes

Women in detergents, petroleum jelly classes

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa shows wives of chiefs and headmen some products that were made by Angel of Hope Foundation team during a training session in Bulawayo yesterday A TEAM from Angel of Hope Foundation yesterday imparted the knowledge it acquired from its patron, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, to teach traditional leaders’ wives here how to make petroleum jelly and…

Lifeline for ex-commercial sex workers

Lifeline for ex-commercial sex workers

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa greets Ms Karen Chitongo during her interactive session with single mothers in Seke recently. — Picture: John Manzongo ABUSE, poverty and hopelessness feature prominently among reasons why many girls and women end up in prostitution to guarantee themselves and their children the next meal. Notwithstanding diseases, violence, loss of dignity and stigma attached to this, the…

Shun prostitution, says First Lady

Shun prostitution, says First Lady

WOMEN should shun prostitution and learn to use their hands to engage in meaningful projects to sustain themselves and their families, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa said yesterday at an interface meeting with single mothers in Seke. Discouraging prostitution, the First Lady, who is also the country’s health ambassador, said it was important for them to work hard. “I want to…

First Lady transforms San community

First Lady transforms San community

Two sky-blue brick huts stand immaculately among rickety pole and dagga structures. The pole and dagga structures have been home to the San community in Thwayithwayi Village, Makhulela area, Matabeleland South Province, since 1993 when they were relocated from the bush. During a ground-breaking ceremony when she visited the area late last year, the First Lady personally laid the first…

First Lady tips students on life skills

First Lady tips students on life skills

FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday took her women empowerment drive a gear up by holding a first-ever symposium involving female businesspeople who imparted life skills to female tertiary students that ensure self-reliance, as opposed to leaning on the so-called “blessers.”

First Lady launches women driver training programme

First Lady launches women driver training programme

FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has launched the country’s first ever driver safety training programme targeting women and youths, as part of broad-based measures to reduce road carnage. She is the patron of the National Transport and Drivers Association (NTDA) and a champion for women and youth empowerment. The training programme was launched yesterday in Goromonzi, Mashonaland East, and will be…