In our effort to assist in the fight against Covid 19 in Zimbabwe, People at Heart Foundation has initiated a program to produce cotton face masks for free distribution to the marginalized and vulnerable in our community Rusape, Zimbabwe. We have chosen to start with this group because we aim to create an equal opportunity for all and to help provide the minimum protection requirements to all. Zimbabwe has called for masks for all, and reusable, washable masks would be beneficial to the recipients enabling
them to go about their business as lockdown has been relaxed and formal businesses have been allowed to go back to reopen. Masks currently being sold on the market are expensive and not reusable or washable, which makes it difficult for some people to prioritize buying a mask which is only used once.
Coronavirus is spread by droplets that can spray into the air when those infected talk, cough and sneeze. These can enter the body through the eyes, nose and mouth, either directly or after touching a contaminated object. Because we believe that masks will reduce the rate of transmission, we have set a target to produce 1000 handmade masks. Part of our distribution plan is to educate the recipients of the homemade cotton masks on how to use, clean and take care of them, as well as practice good hygiene. We will also advise them not to ignore other protective measures that have been issued by the government and health authorities.
As of the the 7th of May 2020 we are happy to announce that we have made more than 240 handmade masks, with our Chairlady, Mrs W Makuku, spearheading this project. We are currently looking for partners to help us meet or surpass our target. Our first stop in distributing our People at Heart handmade masks was at our local Old People’s Home in Rusape, Zimbabwe. The home houses 20 elders and 3 employees. We gave out masks to all. It was a great experience sharing the masks and teaching the old people how to use the masks.
Thank you to all People at Heart supporters and Chariots supporters for your purchases, you help us make a difference.
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People at Heart Foundation has embarked on a program called Feed the widow campaign, in Rusape Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has been under lockdown due to Covid 19, which is meant to help control the spread of the pandemic. However, it has affected a lot of marginalized women as they rely on daily sales of produce for their livelihood. Their source of income abruptly vanished and for a month they have been with no income, with most of their reserves being utilized during the lockdown.
This campaign will give widows food hampers and handmade face masks to help alleviate the challenges they are going through. The food hamper will have 10 kg mealie meal, 2 liters cooking oil, a bar of soap, 2kg sugar, 2kg
salt and People at Heart Face Masks. Initially the foundation will fund 20 widows and we will add more beneficiaries to the program in groups of 20s.
Our first group of widows was given their hampers on Saturday the 9th of May 2020. This program coincided with this year’s mother’s day. It was a great way to celebrate mother’s day with these amazing women.
We would like to thank all those supporting us on this project and all Chariots customers for supporting
this beautiful cause.
For more information or to contribute or volunteer in anyway please contact us on:
Mrs W Makuku +263777321112
Date 26-28 July 2019
Venue : Rhodes/ Mare Lodges Nyanga Zimbabwe
50 women gathered at St Batholomew Anglican Church Rusape.
They departed from this place on a hired bus from John Cowie Primary School
Rusape at about 13:00Hrs
They arrived at Rhodes Lodges at about 14:30 and they went
for a tour at the huts village historical site
The ladies had such a remarkable time at the Huts
Historical Site. After the site visit they freshened up and went for dinner.
After dinner they made their way towards the conference hall. During the
evening session they were introduced to the people at Heart Team by the C.E.O
of People at Heart Tina Tendai Makuku Makaya. She also Introduced the Guest
speakers for the conference. There was sharing of the word of God by Pastor
Juliet. Then we had a testimonial from Berita. A testimonial on how her life
has been as a single mother and how she was assisted by People at Heart in
paying her University Fees. They called it a night and day 1 was gone
During day two the ladies had an exciting day full of
During the morning session we had health talk by Mrs Zisengwe
she talked and taught about stress How to identify the signs and symptoms and
how to avoid it. The dangers of stress and she also touched on a healthy
After the health talk we had a session on mushroom growing by Clara Makoni an amazing
entrepreneur from Sweet Harvest . Ladies were taught how to grow mushroom from
their backyard in cabins and green houses. We then selected 5 ladies for our
first mushroom project. The project will start in October 2019
Mushroom growing lecture ended our morning session. They
had cool lunch hanging out together.
Once lunch was done the ladies were ready for some
adventure, they visited the fishery site and they had an early braai dinner by
the natural pool.
During the evening session they stayed by the pool and had
a powerful prayer session led by sister Marian. The holy spirit showed up and
showed off. After the prayer session the
ladies went to bed.
The ladies had in house breakfast and after breakfast they
headed for the conference hall. Sister Marian introduced her Organisation Women
of Virtue and she selected women from different cities to be representatives of
the organization The holy spirit took
over and some ladies rededicated their life to Christ. People at Heart gave out
food hampers that were sponsored by our friends in Beijing. The winners of the
mushroom project were announced and they were given their cheque. The
chairwoman thanked the guest speakers and they were given a small token of
appreciation from People at Heart.
They rounded off the conference in style by Visiting
Nyangombe falls and They headed back to Rusape.
Thank you to everyone who supported us. Please keep supporting us!
Makoni is a young lady aged 29, is the CEO of Sweet Harvest. She did her primary education at Kuwadzana 7 Primary School and her ordinary level at Kuwadzana One High School and she obtained 5 O’levels. She couldn’t further her education because of financial crisis then she decided to venture into farming.She is doing mushroom farming in her house. She has managed to do a few projects so far. She can be contacted on facebook Clarah Makoni or on whatsapp and call +263 (0)772 117897
On July 20th 2019, a representative of People@Heart Foundation participated in a 5km charity run, which took place in the sunburn of hillside in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.
Our representative admitted that although she has the capacity to run 10ks, running this particular route was a challenge, as this route had steep hills of which this neighborhood is known for.
Rays Trust Thanksgiving and Charity Run was an event that raised money to the buy blankets for the local hospitals children’s ward. This event is not a one off event, this is a continuous project that Rays Trust is working on. People@heart Foundation is always pleased to work with other charity organizations to help those in need.
Saturday 22nd of June 2019, People at Heart Foundation had a successful fundraising dinner for the upcoming “You’re a Jewel Conference”. The dinner had 34 guests, all of whom took part in games and raffle draws.
Thanks to our sponsors, we had many prizes, all of which were given away as we sold a total of 55 raffle tickets.All the proceeds will go towards the food hampers that will be given to these women. The food hampers will have basic foods like rice, cooking oil and other needed things.
People at Heart Foundation wants to thank all of our supporters for all the way you have supported us.
Thank you for your love and support! People at Heart Foundation Early Childhood Center celebrated children’s day in style. The children were so happy and super excited such that they wanted to say something to the world. Thank you for making and difference in these children’s lives and giving them hope.