We are excited to update you, our supporters at GlobalGiving, on the efforts of Mother Support Groups in Zimbabwe as they work tirelessly to ensure children stay in school and succeed.
Mothers Volunteering for the Good of Future Generations
Mother Support Groups, which are comprised of 10-30 women who are mothers and grandmothers, who had limited access to formal education, play a key role in ensuring a brighter future for needy children in their local communities. Driven by a desire to lift the next generation to greater heights, these groups of volunteers engage in income generating activities to ensure that children are adequately fed and have school supplies, uniforms and fees necessary to attend and stay in school. Thanks to your generous contributions, Mother Support Groups are able to continue their important work and we’re pleased to share the achievements of Pepukai Mother Support Group in Wedza, Zimbabwe.
Pepukai Mother Support Group, Wedza
Pepukai Mother Support Group, which is comprised of 11 members, is a vibrant group whose business savvy and commitment to children’s education has made a notable impact in their community.
In 2009, the group received a $100 grant from Camfed with which they started a baking project to generate income. Success of the project allowed them to eventually buy 50 chicks to start a chicken rearing project. This project has done so well the group now has 100 chickens and has allowed them to start other income generating projects like weaving mats and brooms and growing produce.
To date Pepukai Mother Support Group has supported four elementary school age children and seven high school girls with school fees, uniforms and clothes. Additionally they’ve bought and donated 50 notebooks and pens to a local high school.
“I have gained a lot from being part of an MSG. I have learnt that a child is everyone’s child. It’s important to help each other in the community because it makes life better. I have learnt that we do not have to wait for donors to give us aid, but that we ourselves can work with our hand and become donors”.
-- Mrs Rangarirai Musasanuri, Member of Pepukai Mother Support Group
Continuing Mother Support Groups’ Work
Thank you very much for your continued support to help Mother Support Groups improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in their communities. We look forward to updating you on the incredible volunteer efforts of Mothers Groups in Zimbabwe.