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 WhatsApp +263777321113
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
Day 2: Saturday 27 July 2019
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.
Day 3: Sunday 28 July 2019
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!