supporting economic Empowerment through the WEB
Rebuild sdakubva is a non profit making organisation that works in the poorest neighbourhood of Sakubva.Currently women in Sakubva have no access to the internet due to lack of resources,limited or poor knowledge of the web as well as low literacy levels.The currently economic situation in the country has led most women to live from hand to mouth.Some of the women have even resorted to negative coping mechanisms in order to survive and this is leading to high HIV infection rates as well as divorce and suicides. Rebuild Sakubva has encouraged women to engage in positive income generating projects which they are publishing on the internet so that the women can also access international markets. So far 10 women groups have been identified,their stories documented and brochures made.Everyday the women visit rebuild Sakubva offices for a chance to get feedback on their products since their work has been published on Rebuild Sakubva website as well as on Rebuild Sakubva Facebook page.
To date Rebuild Sakubva has Simudziranai group which does embroidery work,crotchet and batik products.They also have another group that makes fruit juices.Another womens group does marketing for local companies products by doing embroidery work of the products.All these groups have been put up on the internet.So far inquiries have been made from as far as New Zealand,UK,German and other towns and cities in Zimbabwe and these are people who have seen the products on internet.The women are so excited because some of them have even been identified by people in the UK who were once neighbours.Having their products on internet has also built in them the zeal to learn more about the web and its advantages
Rebuild Sakubva will keep working with more women's groups and bring visibility to their work.More information can be found on www.rebuildsakubva-org.webs.com/