Nyengeterai Mambure’s journey to self sustainance began a few months ago when she attended a look-and-learn visit hosted by Hand In Zimbabwe in Chikomba in Apri this year.
The 27 year old woman from Ward 10 Shurugwi grasped the concept of making Mhandire (Maize Snack) during the visit and is now earning a living from preparing and selling the tasty and affordable snack to local shops and schools in the district.
Mambure is a member of the Motivated and Entrepreneurial Youth (MEY) Young Stars.
The MEY project contributes to sustainable development in the country through improving health awareness, motivating the youth to believe in themselves and providing entrepreneurial skills among students (13-18 yrs) and young adults (18-35 years) who are out of school.
“After attending the look-and-learn tour I learnt how to make Mhandire and the business has proved to be profitable.
“I make $250 per month from selling Mhandire and this has helped me earn a decent living.
“I am now independent and can now afford to pay school fess for my child. I’m looking forward to buy a residential stand in the near future,” she said.
Mambure said she is now targeting to go commercial with the Maize Snack and supply it in bulk to various clients as this will help her generate more income.
Handinhand Zimbabwe believes that providing women and girls with equal access to business training and decent work will fuel sustainable economies.