Funding projects for widows to have a sustainable income is vital. Educate a women and she will educate her whole family. Empower a woman and the entire family will be supported. Far too many women are left widowed with several children to support and have no way of earning a living. Creating sustainable income-generating activities is an essential part of our work.
The Mapenzi Club, a women’s group in Mukuni, has been given a one-off loan to buy and sell maize to provide a sustainable income. They travel over 100 kilometres from the village to an area where high quality maize is grown. Once the maize is collected and bagged they hire a truck to transport the maize to Livingstone and sell it to the milling companies. The profits will be used to support their families.