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About Thabani Patience Manjenjenje Foundation

Thabani Patience Manjenjenje Foundation is an organization which was established in December 2016 with the aim of economically empowering vulnerable women and the girl child in both urban and rural areas in Zimbabwe (starting with Harare Province)


It seeks to give life skills training to most women and girls in Zimbabwe; this is under the backdrop that most women in African societies suffer from lack of access to education for both girls and women, vulnerability, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, financial constraints, inadequate health care facilities and toiletries, poverty, over-dependency, lack of access to land, markets, finance (loans) etc


Thus the founder of the organization felt it was of great importance to reach out to the woman and the girl child of Zimbabwe and impart knowledge on how to fend for themselves, without eroding our tradition and cultural values


It is vital to note that, in our African set-up male dominate most of the property including land, women and girls continue to face tremendous barriers to success

They have limited access to productive resources such as land, finance and information that they need to grow their small to medium businesses and their farms, and to add on they are severely affected by violence, discrimination and poverty


It is because of the aforementioned that has seen women getting a little income for food, a bit for schooling (targeted at their own children) but depriving them to uplift themselves educationally


Most women in African societies suffer from vulnerability, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, financial constraints, inadequate health care, poverty, over-dependency etc.


The Journal of International Women’s Studies VOL. 11 #4 May 2010 states that,


“The ‘feminization of poverty’ is a feature of much of the developing world, with females accounting for half of the world’s population but 70% of the poor" (Moghadam, 2005)




TPMF seeks to empower women and the girl child both enterprising and those in need of assistance from the grassroots to lift their families out of poverty


Breaking the cycle of poverty and over dependence will assist women and the girl child to think out of the box and become future leaders of tomorrow


This is because poverty can limit someone’s thinking at the same time giving them a myopic or rather inward looking type of life. It is important then for TPMF to generate opportunities for women and the girl child by allowing and connecting them to capital, networks and supply chains, that will grow their business and/or opportunities and at the same time empowering both their minds and themselves


Vision

To provide quality services which exceed the expectations of society without compromising our cultural values


Mission

To build long term relationships with women and the girl child in Zimbabwe and providing exceptional services by pursuing their objectives and goals.


Objectives

Areas of Work: Curb poverty Eradication, access to education for both the girl child and women, over-dependency, insecurities, access to good health and/or health facilities, provision of toiletries and/health requirements, access to economic assets such as land and loans, life skills training




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