Help 100 disadvantaged rural women grow mushrooms

by Tekeshe Foundation
$930 Raised
total goal
monthly donor
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


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


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Tkeshe Foundation website

Organization Information

Tekeshe Foundation

Location: North Chelmsford, MA - USA
Project Leader:
Thelma Sithole
North Chelmsford, MA United States