145 women participated in the Sunrise campaign in Zimbabwe in 2013-2015. Key results included:

  • 92% of beneficiaries grew their business.
  • Average income per month of participants rose from US$51 at the beginning of the project to US$144.
  • 91% of participants said they now experience less or much less Gender Based Violence.
  • Councils provided US$3430 in in-kind support to the project.
  • You can hear more about a beneficiary’s success story here.  Click to view the pamphlet and report.
  • Watch the Zimbabwe Sunrise video here.

In 2017 to 2019, Bulawayo City Council, Chinhoyi Municipality, Chitungwiza Municipality, Chegutu Municipality, Chiredzi Town Council, Goromonzi RDC, Gweru City Council, Manyame RDC, Murehwa RDC; Norton Town Council, Victoria Falls Municipality and Zvimba RDC anchored the programme. Key results included:

  • 150 survivors of GBV in 7 councils in Zimbabwe trained as entrepreneurs in the second phase of the Sunrise Campaign.
  • 100% completed a business plan; 62 % followed through on the plan; 30% partially followed the plan and 8% did not follow the plan at all.
  • The average income increased from $178 per month at baseline to $385 at endline; a 116% increase
  • 72% added new products and 67% found new markets; 66% indicated starting a new business and 20% increased the size of their business; 38% opened a bank account; 18% of sampled beneficiaries hired more staff. The email usage has declined by 3 percentage points to 4%.
  • The Gender Empowerment Index (GEI) which includes entrepreneurial flair, agency, income, relationship control and agency (increased) from  30% to 83%
  • 39% of participants said they now experience less GBV, 59% of participants now experience much less GBV. Only 2% are now experiencing the same violence as before. Overall, the relationship control index (increased) by 4 percentage points to 53%.
  • Gender attitudes as measured by the Gender Progress Score (GPS) in the communities (increased) by 5 percentage points to 60%.