Empowered To Realise Her Dream

The phrase Dad the food has finished "daddy chakati chapera" (dcc) no longer exist in my dictionary since Zimbabwe women’s Bureau has empowered me to embark on a journey to bring my vision to fruition and to fill the gap I observed in my community despite being a woman.

Empowered To Realise Her Dream

by Nkosilathi Ncube

My name is Sibongile Mangena, l am a 25 year old woman who lives in Zvishavane Mapirimira ward 6.

A longtime ago l used to sell small things such as sweets, biscuits and zap nax in the mines but l never got the chance to enjoy the drops of my sweat because l could only get an income to pay back the people that l borrowed money.

I had nothing to save and with this l ended up feeling like I was wasting my time. However, my life took a turn for the better when Zimbabwe Women's Bureau developed and implemented programs that aimed to provide women with comprehensive business skills and encouraged me and other members to set up saving groups.

Ever since Zimbabwe Women's Bureau came with their programs managed to grasp techniques of baking, how to make money out of the baked product and come up with a vibrant platform to sell products as well as managing profits. This improved the financial status of my family and l am glad that my husband is now proud of me.

This program has transformed my well-being and my family because l am now able to support my family.