Be­nasho, daugh­ter give back to the vul­ner­a­ble

Daily Nation Newspaper - - METRO NEWS - By MUKOSELA KASALWE

CAN­CER ac­tivist and su­per­model, Sphiwe Be­nasho, has shared busi­ness tips re­quir­ing min­i­mal cap­i­tal with vul­ner­a­ble women and girls drawn from 12 zones of Kap­wepwe Ward 25 in Lusaka’s Matero Town­ship.

Ms Be­nasho who is an en­tre­pre­neur found time to in­ter­act with some vul­ner­a­ble women and girls whom she pre­sented with clothes and shoes dur­ing a come to­gether In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day com­mem­o­ra­tion at the week­end.

The main agenda of the meet­ing was to iden­tify fe­male led busi­ness ven­tures which re­quired small cap­i­tal ahead of the in­tro­duc­tion of the Nat­wafwane Fund in the ward un­der the Kap­wepwe Nat­wafwane Project.

Ms Be­nasho renowned for her en­er­getic can­cer ac­tivism such as the Pink Rib­bon Walk en­cour­aged the women not to give up on their dreams or look down on them­selves as there was still hope and a chance to make it in life.

She said one can­not change the whole world but that one can make a dif­fer­ence in some­one’s life.

‘‘My daugh­ter and I de­cided to give back to the com­mu­nity. We donated beds, chitenges, clothes, shoes and toys,’’ she said.

And Pa­tri­otic Front Coun­cil­lor, Mwamba Salubusa said it was hum­bling to see Ms Be­nasho’s daugh­ter, Nozhipo do­nate some of her clothes and school bags to her new found friends in the ward.

Mr Salubusa has called on the cor­po­rate world and well-wish­ers to be part of the Nat­wafwane Project by ex­tend­ing their help­ing hand to the vul­ner­a­ble in the com­mu­nity.

Kap­wepwe 25 Coun­cil­lor Mwamba Salubusa in (cap) next to Sphiwe Be­nasho pose for a group photo with vul­ner­a­ble women and girls (see orig­i­nal pic in folder saved as Be­nasho

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