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
Jul 12, 2020

What We Have Accomplished Together In 2020

Women Who Participate in the Bakery Project
Women Who Participate in the Bakery Project

We would like to express our profound gratitude to you for all your support. Improving the socio-economic status of rural women is at the heart of our organization. Women in the rural areas bear almost all responsibility for meeting the basic needs of the family yet they are disadvantaged economically and educationally and they lack the resources and information they need to fulfill this responsibility. Through the Homestead, Bakery, Sewing and Small business projects we are committed to lifting disadvantaged rural women out of poverty by providing them the opportunity to build lives of self-reliance and dignity. 

Bakery Project
We are pleased to announce that this project is doing very well. Ten women participate in the project. The Tekeshe Foundation donated $250.00 to the project. The women are very organized and they are hard working. With this money, they bought flour, cooking oil, yeast and firewood. During Christmas time while I was in the village I got a chance to observe the women at work. I was really impressed! Though it was extremely hot, with temperatures of over 90 degrees, this didnt deter the women, they backed over one hundred loaves of bread in that heat. Our organization bought the bread and distributed it to the elderly and to needy families for Christmas.
"In her Own Words By The Chairwoman"
"On behalf of the Bakery Project team I would like to thank you for sponsoring our project. The project was at a standstill because we didnt have the funds to purchase the baking ingredients. We were overjoyed when we received word that the Tekeshe Foundation was going to sponsor the project. With the money we received from the Tekeshe Foundation we bought flour, yeast, cooking oil, sugar, salt and firewood. During Christmas time we supplied over one hundred loaves to Tekeshe Foundation for distribution to the vulnerable in the community. With the profit we made from the sales of the bread we bought much needed food for our families. We are very grateful for the help you gave us. "

Homestead Project Update
The Homestead Project is our strategy for addressing the basic human needs such as, food, water and shelter while helping poor women start income generating projects. The main focus of this project is to ensure that a homestead has decent shelter, clean water, sanitation facilities, a vegetable garden, some chickens and some goats and pigs. A homestead should supply enough vegetables, meat, milk and eggs to take care of the basic food needs of a family while the rest can be sold in order to generate income for the family. This holistic approach looks out for the long term economic prospects of the family and ensures that disadvantaged rural women have enough food to feed their families and they dont have to rely on outside help in perpetuity.

The Tekeshe Foundation donated $400 to the women who participate in Pig Rearing projects. The women used the money to purchase pigs. In the pictures, you can see the head nurse at Rimbi clinic handing the project leaders the money. In my next progress report I will include the pictures showing the pigs.

In keeping with the focus of the Homestead project, the Tekeshe Foundation also gave plastic basins, cooking oil, dried fish, sugar, bread and soap to over eighty needy families. The plastics basins were a big hit! The women use them for washing dishes in. You can see the women in one of the pictures dancing with excitement after receiving the items.

Thank you so much for making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged rural women.

Best Regards,

Thelma

Women Who Participate in the Bakery Project
Women Who Participate in the Bakery Project
Women Who Participate in the Bakery Project
Women Who Participate in the Bakery Project
Pig Rearing Project Leaders Receiving Money
Pig Rearing Project Leaders Receiving Money
Caregivers Distributing Basins, Rice and Soap
Caregivers Distributing Basins, Rice and Soap
Women Dance With Excitement After Receiving Items
Women Dance With Excitement After Receiving Items
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Tekeshe Foundation

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