Segina’s work-suits business bears fruits

Segina Mutabeni from Ward 5 in Shurugwi has always enjoyed working with her hands. However, she never enjoyed fruits of her hard work, until she received business trainings from Hand in Hand Zimbabwe.

The mother of three said when she joined a Hand in Hand Zimbabwe supported Self-Help Group (SHG) in 2018 she was just an ordinary tailor who struggled to make a decent living. But after undergoing the unique business trainings from the organization, she applied the knowledge in improving and diversifying her tailoring products. 

“The trainings on Opportunity Identification made me realize that no one else in my ward had diverse tailored products that include work-suits, despite a high demand for such products due to a number of mining and related activities in the town,” the 52-year-old woman said.

Segina said in a good month she can get orders with an average value of ZWL3000.00.

From her income, Segina is now coping with livelihood shocks emanating from the economic challenges in the country hence is able to pay fees for her two children who are still in school, buy supplementary foodstuff and other household expenses. In addition to earning a decent livelihood, she also built a modest house for her family and is planning to erect a fence around the house.

“My life has tremendously changed in the past year, and my husband now encourages me to attend Hand in Hand training sessions. My hope now is to supply work suits to other local and international markets,” she added.