Business skills training empowers women in Zimbabwe

Stella S. Dongo. Photo:Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

Programmes that promote women's entrepreneurship and educate adolescents about HIV and AIDS have changed the lives of more than 6,000 people in Zimbabwe.

That's according to Stella S. Dongo who heads the Community Empowerment Project which was established as a means to buffer the blow of the 2008 global economic meltdown on citizens of the southern African country.

Ms Dongo was recently honoured by Rotary as a 'Global Woman of Action.' The international charity has had a longstanding relationship with the UN and hosts 'Rotary Day at the UN' each November.

She tells Dianne Penn why it was important invest in women and young people during tough times.

Duration: 3'19"

 

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