New Year, New Beginning.
Happy new year to everyone reading this. We are already planning our 2020 Widows Of Substance fundraising event in support of our Widows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your unwavering support throughout 2019. We cannot wait to make 2020 bigger and even more fun.
Over the past 2 years, we have managed to pay fees for some of our members’ kids with the proceeds from fundraising. We also helped our members with start-up money for chicken projects, mabhero (selling clothes bales), and money for groceries and food. We have also published our book, Widows of Substance, our very own stories of resilience. Please support by getting a copy here.
We have realized we can’t continue to be begging for food all the time. With this in mind, we have started a Women of Substance Empowerment Academy. So far, we have managed to train some women in making petroleum jelly, soap, drinks, and dishwashing liquid. We plan to expand our training programmes and reach more people. This year, our fundraising event this year will be geared towards these training programmes and also securing a premise for carrying out our activities. We cannot do it alone we need your support for this to happen. Kindly contact us if you would like to get involved.
We are looking forward to your unwavering support. Let’s make our June 2020 Widows of Substance event a day to remember. See you there! In the meantime, have a look at these lovely photos from our last event below