The Mushroom and Bee Keeping projects will provide food to disadvantaged rural women in Zimbabwe and their families and will provide a source of income to enable them take care of their children
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Women in the rural areas of Zimbabwe bear almost all responsibility for meeting the basic needs of the family yet they are disadvantaged economically and educationally and are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibility. This situation has been exacerbated by HIV/AIDS which has rapidly become a woman's disease. Women living with AIDS are struggling to support their children and they cant afford the cost of receiving treatment
How will this project solve this problem?
Women will sell mushrooms and honey to earn money to take care of their children. In addition, the medicinal and nutritional value of mushrooms and bee pollen will benefit the women living with AIDS as they are not receiving proper treatment.
Potential Long Term Impact
To introduce sustainable income generating projects that will lift 100 rural women out of poverty and reliance into economic independence and self-reliance and better position them to take care of their health needs and the needs of their children.
Total Funding Received to Date: $850
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $7,150
Total Funding Goal: $8,000