Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects

by Tekeshe Foundation
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Help Rural Women Start Income Generating Projects
Women holding chickens
Women holding chickens

Thank you so much for your continued support of this project. We are pleased to announce that the "Chicken Project" is a big sucess. To date the six women who are participating in the project have bought 4 batches of chicks (100 chicks per batch). To date the women made a profit of $600.00. They divided the money among themselves resulting in each woman receiving $100 from selling the chickens. The women are very grateful to have have earned some money to help their families. This money goes a long way in these rural areas. Here is what some of the women had to say:

In Their Own Words

"We are very grateful to the donors for helping us. This money helped us a lot. This project has really lifted up our spirits.  I cant find the words to adequately express how we feel.  I take care of two grand children. With this money I was able to buy food and medicines for my grandchildren. Thank you so much for giving us the money to start the project. This project has changed our lives!

 

"I also want to thank the donors for all their help. With the money I earned I was able to buy school supplies and food for my family.

 

"I didnt know where I was going to get money to pay may son's exam fee. This money came in handy.  Thank you so much for helping us"

 

"With the money I earned I was able to buy food and shoes for my children. I thank the donors for all their kindness. I feel fortunate to be among the women who were chosen to participate in this project"

What We Are Planning For 2016

  • Build a bigger chicken coop with several compartments. This way the women dont have to wait until they have sold all the chickens inorder for them to purchace the next batch. They will place the new chicks in one compartment and put the older chickens in another compartment.
  • Raise egg laying chickens as well

As you can see from the attached pictures and from what the women had to say, you are playing a major role in tranforming their lives.

Thank you so much for all your support!!!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Thelma

Women Showing Off Their Chickens
Women Showing Off Their Chickens
New Coop Will Be Built Where We Are Laying Rocks
New Coop Will Be Built Where We Are Laying Rocks
New Coop Will Be Built Where We Are Laying Rocks
New Coop Will Be Built Where We Are Laying Rocks
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The Chicks
The Chicks

Dear Friends,

Thank yo so much for your continued support of this project. Our vision to restore dignity and hope to disadvantaged women in these rural areas and to empower them to live up to their full potential has become a reality. The chicken project is a big success. The lives of six women who are participating in this project have been transformed. With the money they raise from selling the chickens they are able to support their children and grand children. Here is what the women had to say:

In Their Own Words

"Our chicken project is very successful. The profit we made from selling the chickens has helped us support our children. We thank you so much.  We have now purchased our third batch of chicks. Our plan is to build a bigger chicken coop with several compartments. This way we dont have to wait until we have sold all the chickens inorder for us  to purchace the next batch. We will place the new chicks in one compartment and put the older chickens in another compartment. We also plan on raising egg laying chickens. We are very grateful to you for giving us the funds to start this project. We take this project very seriously. We feel very fortunate to have been chosen among many women in this village to be the ones to participate in this project. We pray that God will bless you for your kindness."

As you can see from the attached pictures and from what the women had to say, you are playing a major role in tranforming the lives of these women.

Thank you so much for all your support!!!

Best wishes,

Thelma

The women feeding the chicks
The women feeding the chicks
The chicks
The chicks
The women feeding the chicks
The women feeding the chicks
The women feeding the chicks
The women feeding the chicks
The women feeding the chicks
The women feeding the chicks
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The Women Who Are Participating In The Project
The Women Who Are Participating In The Project

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your continued support of this project. We strongly believe that improving the socio-economic status of women in the developing world is key to fighting and ending global poverty. 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.

Our vision is to restore dignity and hope to disadvantaged women in these rural areas and to to empower them to live up to their full potential. We firmly believe that empowering women strengthens the entire community. Families are healthier and more children attend school.

We are pleased to announce that the "Chicken Project" is a big sucess. The lives of the six women who are participating in this project have been transformed. We are very pleased to have Mrs Chikoo managing this project for us. We attribute the success of this project to her dedication and hard work in overseeing the project.  One of the biggest lessons we have learned is that inorder for these projects to be successfull it is very important to have the right person managing the projects. The project manager needs to be a respected member of the community who is passionate about projects that empower women. Mrs Chikoo has all these qualities and we are honored to have her manage this project for us.

The women ordered their next batch of chickens. I will post a progress report in 3 weeks. You will be able to see the pictures of the chickens. 

 

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for supporting this project. Together we are transforming the lives of these women and putting them in a better position to help their families. We couldnt have done this without your help!

 

Best wishes,

Thelma

Project Manager Encouraging The Women
Project Manager Encouraging The Women
Women Who Are Participating In The Project
Women Who Are Participating In The Project
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Showing off the chickens
Showing off the chickens

Dear Friends,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for your continued support of this project. This project is our strategy for improving the socio-economic status of disadvantaged rural women. Even though we provide food and clothing to poor women, our long term goal is to introduce income generating projects that lift them out of poverty. This holistic approach ensures that disadvantaged rural women and their children have enough food to eat and looks out for their long term economic propspects.

Here is what we accomplished this year —thanks to your help!.

The Chicken project is in full swing. Six women are participating in the project. We are pleased to announce that the women successfully raised and sold 100 chickens. They are getting ready to buy more chicks. This time they will buy egg laying chickens as well. Here is what the women had to say:

"We would like to thank our donors for supporting us. We really like the project. We have learned a lot about raising chickens. The lessons we learned will help us going forward. Thanks again for helping us!" 


As you can see from the attached pictures this project is a big success. Through your donations you are playing a major role in tranforming the lives of disadvantaged rural women!  May you have a very happy and prosperous 2015

Best wishes,

Thelma

Customer buying a chicken
Customer buying a chicken
One of the women feeding the chickens
One of the women feeding the chickens
Project manager checking on the chickens
Project manager checking on the chickens
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Secretary: Holding the piece of paper
Secretary: Holding the piece of paper

Dear Friends,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for your continued support of this project. This project is at the heart of the Tekeshe Foundation and is our strategy for improving the socio-economic status of women in these rural areas.

Women are the foundation of every society. Yet many women in the rural areas are disadvantaged educationally and economically. The focus of our economic empowerment program is to empower women to start income generating projects that will help them earn money and enable them to take care of their families. In keeping with this focus we launched a chicken project.  The Chicken project is in full swing. Six women are participating in the project. They work collectively on the project. In about six weeks they will start selling chickens.  With the money they receive from selling the chickens they will be able to support their children and grand children.

This is what we have accomplished in Phase II of this project

Phase II Of The Project

  1. Mrs Chikoo was selected to manage the project.
  2. Selection of a secretary for the project (the lady in the pictures holding a piece of the paper is the secretary)
  3. Materials for the project have been purchased as you can see from the pictures. The $350 from your donations will be used as follows:
  • $50.00  -  repair the chicken coupe
  • $300 - 5 50 kg bags of chicken feed, 100 chicks (delivered on September 5)

As you can see from the pictures the women are excited about this project.  They are touched by the love and kindness you have shown them.  They are very grateful and they are dedicated to the success of this project. Here is what they had to say:

In their Own Words

"Thank you so much for your kindness. We have always wanted to start a chicken project but we couldnt afford it. We were raising a few native chickens which take a long time to grow. The chicken feed will make the chicks grow fast. We are very grateful and honored to be chosen for this project. There are so many women in this village in the same predicament as us. We feel humbled to be the ones selected to participate in this project. May God bless you in all you do. Thanks again. "

As you can see from the pictures you are playing a major role in bringing hope to disadvantaged women. May God bless you for bringing a smile on the faces of these women.

Best wishes,

Thelma

Chicken Coupe
Chicken Coupe
Women Dancing After Receiving Chicken Feed
Women Dancing After Receiving Chicken Feed
Taking a moment to say "Thanking You"
Taking a moment to say "Thanking You"
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Tekeshe Foundation

Location: North Chelmsford, MA - USA
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Project Leader:
Thelma Sithole
North Chelmsford, MA United States
$6,208 raised of $8,000 goal
 
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