COCA-COLA Foundation in conjunction with a non-governmental organisation Save The Children have empowered a group of 10 women and men in Maphisa, Matobo District, Matabeleland South province, by buying them sewing machines and fabrics.
Speaking at the function held on Tuesday Well Wishers Dressing Making chairperson Anatonia Moyo said: “We are young parents; we are very much grateful for the support we have got from these two organisations.
They have pledged to make the future bright for us and we are going to replicate their efforts. We are now empowered and we further promise to be the light of the community by providing for this community as we are now fully into tailoring projects. We are sewing church garments and school uniforms, a development that has also helped us to provide for our families,” said an ecstatic Moyo.
She revealed in their first month of the project, they realised US$1 000 plus R410 as part of their proceeds.
“Nothing is small to us and we will keep on keeping on as a family of young parents who are so much pressed to provide for our respective families,” she added.
Later on, in the day Coca-Cola Foundation and Save The Children announced the refurbishment of US$250 000 worth of taps and the donation of a solar geyser.