NGO for sin­gle moth­ers

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - NEWS - Sun­day Mail Reporter

AN OR­GAN­I­SA­TION has been formed to as­sist sin­gle moth­ers sus­tain them­selves and their chil­dren through self-help projects and also to fa­cil­i­tate aid directed to­wards them.

Sin­gle Mother’s Foun­da­tion founder Ms For­tu­nate Matam­banadzo said she was moved by the plight of sin­gle moth­ers in Zim­babwe, and de­cided to do something about it.

“I de­cided to help sin­gle moth­ers who fail to take care of their chil­dren,” she said. “As an or­gan­i­sa­tion we started or fo­cus on Mab­vuku, an area that nur­tured us and we are al­ready as­sist­ing sin­gle moth­ers there with pay­ment of school fees for their chil­dren.”

At least 35 chil­dren in Mab­vuku-Ta­fara IN Harare are be­ing assisted with school fees by the foun­da­tion. Ms Matam­banadzo said her or­gan­i­sa­tion was also do­nat­ing clothes and food.

“It is bet­ter to give than to re­ceive and I have re­alised that if in my own per­sonal ca­pac­ity I can help up­lift some­one, then I will do it,” she said.

The Sin­gle Mother’s Foun­da­tion is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion which seeks to help sin­gle moth­ers and their chil­dren by em­pow­er­ing, ed­u­cat­ing, equip­ping and en­cour­ag­ing them to start var­i­ous peren­nial projects in­clud­ing peanut but­ter mak­ing, soap mak­ing, dress mak­ing which would en­sure them and their fam­i­lies are sus­tained.

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