Help 100 disadvantaged rural women grow mushrooms

by Tekeshe Foundation
Jun 2, 2011

Phase One Progress


The four major tasks that were set for phase one of our Mushroom and Beehive Projects are:

  • ·         Identifying a project leader
  • ·         Identifying the women involved in the project
  • ·         Acquiring land for the project
  • ·         Fundraising
  • ·         Form a partnership with a local organization that specializes in Mushroom and Beehive projects

 1.    Identifying a project leader

 We are pretty excited to bring Chipo Dube on board to spearhead our Mushroom and Beehive project. She brings with her a wealth of information from the United Church of Christ where she held a position as a National Project Coordinator. In this role her major responsibilities were planning, and managing projects. She also provided skills training for projects. Chipo Dube holds a diploma in Development Studies and Women Empowerment. She visited the United States in 2000 to do research towards her diploma.  

Chipo fits this role perfectly since she has already worked with the women in this area. She spearheaded a cement water tank project sponsored by the United Church of Christ. People in the area attribute the success of this project to Chipo’s tenacity, excellent leadership skills and hard work. 

2.    Identifying the women involved in the project

The Tekeshe Foundation caregivers were instrumental in identifying the woman who will participate in these projects. Among the beneficiaries selected are people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) that are already registered with the Tekeshe Foundation. In addition, widows, grandmothers are also going to benefit from this project.  

3.    Acquring land for the project

The Tekeshe has already acquired land for this project.  

4.    Fundraising

We are currently raising funds for this project on Global Giving. So far we have raised $50.00. We are far from reaching our goal of $8000.00. We are asking donors who share our vision of restoring dignity and hope to women to help us by donating to this cause. We firmly believe that empowering women not only benefits the immediate family, but benefits the whole community.

 5.    Form a partnership with a local organization that specializes in Mushroom and Beehive projects

 The advantage of partnering with a successful local organization ensures the success of this project. We are in the process of looking for an organization with a track record in implementing sustainable Mushroom and Beehive projects in rural area Africa.



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Organization Information

Tekeshe Foundation

Location: North Chelmsford, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Thelma Sithole
North Chelmsford, MA United States

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