Valuing Motherhood – Livelihoods Outreach Program in Mt Hampden

For Gogo Margret Manyore, 68 Years of age and a resident of Star Compound in Mt Hampden area a peri-urban location on the periphery of Harare West, life has not been that easy.
Having experienced painful losses after the death of 3 of her children she was left with 4 children. However when her husband passed on she was also left with the burden of taking care of the remaining children. To earn income she resorted to various piece jobs as well as cutting and selling grass. Her living conditions are the evidence of her life struggle.
Upon being targeted as an Agape Family Care Livelihoods program beneficiary through area assessments; she could not believe her eyes neither could she hold back her joy.
Having been remembered and hand-picked without her own knowledge was indeed a surprise and a blessing for her as she became a recipient of bulk groceries consisting of Mealie Meal, Rice, Sugar, Sugar Beans, Flour, Cooking Oil, Salt, Tea Bags, Bath Soap, Laundry Soap, Tooth Paste and Juice. The donation also included a large dish, a 20 Litre Bucket, a Blanket and Bed Duvet Cover to ward off the cold as well as a pair of Tennis Shoes.
This was part of Ruth Emmanuel Makandiwa’s outreach to appreciate Mothers that are less privileged, vulnerable and forgotten.