Help 100 disadvantaged rural women grow mushrooms

Mar 12, 2012

Phase Two Progress

Chipo Dube(Project manager) at Rimbi village
Chipo Dube(Project manager) at Rimbi village

On December 24, 2011 Chipo Dube visited Rimbi village to meet with some of the women who will be participating in the Mushroom and Beehive projects. The agenda for this meeting was to discuss the way forward since we havent raised enough funds to launch the projects.

The decision was to go ahead and start the beehive project. Also it was decided that we needed a  project coordinator from the village who will help manage the project. Muzongomerwa, the gentleman standing on the right hand side, wearing a cream shirt in the attached pictures was selected to serve as the project coordinator.  Muzongomerwa brings a wealth of experience implementing community based economic empowerment and poverty alleviation projects. One of the projects he launched, a tomato growing project is greatly benefiting Rimbi village.

Our focus for the next two months will be raising funds for the Mushroom project. The mushrooms need a lot of water so we need to raise enough funds to drill a borehole. In addition, since mushrooms are highly perishable and deteriorate within a day after harvesting we need to purchase a refrigerator and a mushroom drying machine.  

Please help us bring hope to the women in these rural areas!

I thank you in advance for supporting this cause.

Best Regards,


Chipo Dube(Project manager) at Rimbi village
Chipo Dube(Project manager) at Rimbi village

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Tekeshe Foundation

North Chelmsford, MA, United States

Project Leader

Thelma Sithole

North Chelmsford, MA United States

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