In celebrating Women’s Month, Ruth Makandiwa, through the Agape Family Care hosted a two-day Skills Training Program from the 28th to the 29th of March 2019 at the Kingston House in Harare CBD with the tagline “Women’s Creative Skills For Sustainable Livelihoods”.
A total of 150 women of different ages attended the skills training program, some coming from as far as Kwekwe, Murehwa, Masvingo, Chinhoyi and South Africa and Agape Family Care being a registered Private Voluntary Organization, this program was open to all people from different denominations.
Through utilizsing creativity and innovativeness to break the cycle of poverty for our women, this Skills Training Empowerment program was important for the women because it would provide options for better livelihoods. When women learn a new skill it helps them earn an income, which then develops their confidence and builds their esteem in the eyes of their families and society.
Over the years, Ruth Makandiwa has been working towards providing assistance to elderly women who can no longer fend for themselves. Every month, Ruth gives rental allowances and groceries to thousands of elderly women and widows in Zimbabwe.