Rindai Chinyakata, is a widow aged 57. She stays at Mount Dor South resettlement which is 20 km away from the scenic Shurugwi. She has 6 children under her care. All her children are school going. 3 of them are at primary level, 1 secondary level and other 2 are infants.
She is the Chairperson of Fambiramberi Self Help Group which consists of 13 members.
Her journey to a better life has not been easy after the death of her husband. She lived a miserable life as she failed to send her children to school and could not afford to provide decent meals for them.
However, after going through the Hand in Hand Zimbabwe business training in 2018, Rindai says she realised that the death of a spouse is not the end of life.
“During the 2018/2019 farming season, I grew maize which I sold and made a profit of $256-00.
Since I have always dreamt of a piggery business, I then used this money to purchase 2 sows and a boar which cost $100.
Rindai is now leaving her dream as the pigs now have 6 more piglets.
When they mature she hopes to sell the piglets at $100 each
Rindai Chinyakata is a true example of how Hand in Hand Jobs Creation program empowers women, as she is now able to take care of herself and her family.
Apart from the piggery enterprise, Rindai also runs a chicken selling project which has greatly aided her in living a decent life.
Rindai is planning to build a proper structure to house her pigs. She also wants to supply butcheries and restaurants in Shurugwi with pork and chicken.