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Gloria da Rosa

Gloria da Rosa

I am Gloria da Rosa, 20 years old, I am using my mother’s Surname because I never knew my father. When I was born, my mother was divorced from my father and he never came looking for me. I started to live with my grandmother from the time I was 3 years old because it […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice

Rosa Pita

Rosa Pita

My name is Rosa Pita, I have been with Gender Links since the first meeting, I did the I story, phase 1-3 and now I’m here for the repeat I Story and monitoring of the entrepreneurship programme. Before I met Gender Links, my life was not easy. My husband left me with our kinds in […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice

Julieta Nhaca

My name is Julieta Nhaca, I have 5 children: 3 boys and 2 girls, 2 of them are going to school. I have a space where I sell vegetables. I joined Gender Links when the programme started and the phases that I liked the most were the market search and savings and learned that you […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice

Maria Mboene

Maria Mboene

My name is Maria Mboene, I was introduced to Gender Links entrepreneurship programme through the councillor of Bilene council. I have been with Gender Links since the first meeting were i told my story, i did participate in all the phases of the programme. i used to suffer verbal violence from my husband and for […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Milagrosa Bembele

Milagrosa Bembele

I am Milagrosa Bembele from xai-xai and I am an entrepreneur classified as a vendor. I had my first contact with Gender Links when they asked me to tell my story for the first time, and since then I attended all other phase. I sell shoes. I started the business by buying a sack of […]

March 22, 2016 Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Justice

Verina Muchegu

Verina Muchegu

The training rescued me from the pangs of illiteracy. The story of my life took a new dimension the day I met Gender Links (GL). GL staffers equipped us with entrepreneurial skills and I am now able to own and manage my small business. I failed to attend the third phase of the training because […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Business Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Emotionally tortured and lived under poverty

Zimbabwe: Emotionally tortured and lived under poverty

by Tropia Dlamini The traditional system of our contemporary society perpetuated the abuse that destroyed my ability to empower myself but Gender Links (GL) transformed my socio-economic life and empowered me through the entrepreneurial skills that mended my wounds from the emotional abuse and poverty that l was going through. My name is Tropia* l […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Business Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Nyaradzo Masamba

Zimbabwe: Nyaradzo Masamba

The name Gender Links (GL) brings memories of how I learnt about equality between man and women. No one should be restricted from doing certain types of jobs because of their sex. The Zvimba Rural District Council (ZRDC) introduced me to GL in July 2014. I managed to attend all the stages and they were […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Business | Economics Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Fought GBV through sewing

Zimbabwe: Fought GBV through sewing

by Lucia Zulu The Gender Links (GL) Entrepreneurship programme came as an answer to all my business challenges I had encountered over time. It was such an exciting and enlightening training course which mentored me to be a capable business woman. I realised that having the will to do business is not good enough without […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Business | Economics Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Entrepreneurship training’s an answer to my prayer

Zimbabwe: Entrepreneurship training’s an answer to my prayer

My name is Rudo and I am married to Joe. We have four children but my husband and mother in-law made a slave out of me. I got married at a very tender age hence I failed to further my education and was entirely dependent on my husband for a living. It was for this […]

March 22, 2016 Themes: Economics Programs: Gender Justice