People at Heart Foundation brought love and hope to single mothers and women in general as they hosted 'You're A Jewel' women's conference. The conference was held on the 26th to the 28th of July 2019 in Nyanga, Zimbabwe. People at Heart Foundation was founded by Ms Tendai Makuku who recently won the Outstanding Community Champion in the recently held Pride of Africa Asia Pacific Awards 2019 held in Beijing China. Tagged 'You're A Jewel' the conference was meant to bring single mothers together to discuss and find solutions to problems they face everyday. People at Heart Foundation is on a mission to empower and provide hope, support and resources so that families can have means of providing for their families. In this phase of economic challenges in the country, a lot of households have found it so difficult to find jobs, send children to school or provide basic food for their children.
Women walked away with start-up capital for different projects. They also got food hampers and many other necessities. Some women were treated to nights at Mari Lodges in Nyanga, a trip to the Falls, Cecil John Rhodes museum, including other scenic views and got a chance to be pampered by professionals including health check-ups.
Parenting is too big a responsibility to bear alone, yet most of the time single mothers are forced to do do it all. Housing problems, income loss, emotional trauma and social deterioration as a result of death, abandonment and widowhood are some of the issues single mothers face everyday. Single mothers are our unsung heroins and deserve the recognition. Our society can be judgemental and stigmatise on these women hence they suffer in silence. People at Heart Foundation brought smiles and hope with this commendable initiative.