The 8th of May we celebrate, observe and mark Mothers’ Day. A special day to remember our shero’s, heroines in our lives. I hope many will spare a moment for that special woman in our lives, a mother.
Rozaria Memorial Trust was founded to carry the legacy of the late Mbuya Rozaria Marumisa-Dizha(1923 – 2006). Born in Murewa, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe, she had to drop out of school to be married at an early age. A 3rd grade graduate, a widow for 28 years and a community social entrepreneur, she valued education.
Through selling produce from her little garden by Nyadire river, she paid for school fees, and put food on the table. In her old age, she cared and buried her children, who died of AIDS. She was a voice to reckon with in village meetings, protecting the interest of the poor, marginalised and vulnerable. Till her death she believed in quality community and social based care for the mentally ill, as she cared for her own two children.
Mbuya Rozaria would sleep well after midnight, and be the first to wake up the morning. In the rainy season, it drizzled down on her as she pulled the weeds from the maize field. Like many other village women, she walked long distances to celebrate new life or to console the bereaved. A solid voice within the church, she died an elder always present with youth in their gatherings.
As a Trust, we request you in your hearts and in your lives to celebrate the ordinary heroines, the sheros in your lives. We are committed to bring value to the innovation of ordinary women in our communities, as they promote life with dignity, education and health.
We give special attention to children living with HIV. We invite you to join hands with us. You support, gifts and encouragement gives hope and life opportunities to many. You can make a difference through a special recurring gift with GlobalGiving. We value all the support to children, through the Trust.
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