The Johanne Masowe Echishanu apostolic sect in Manicaland has embarked on business projects to empower women in line with the government’s agenda of empowering women to participate towards rebuilding the country’s economy.

Manicaland Johanne Masowe Echishanu apostolic sect leader, Madzibaba Andby Makururu said the apostolic sect is assisting women to start business projects.

“We now have 100 women in the church who have embarked on different projects. Some are into poultry, cross border trading and pottery. The reason why we decided to help our women is because some of them are widows and they really do not have anyone to help them so by giving them capital it was a way of setting them free financially. As church we also want to help the country in the attainment of vision 2030 because we are Zimbabweans and it is our duty to support government initiatives,” he said.

Some of the beneficiaries applauded the church and the government for opening opportunities for women.

“Some of us are cross border traders and we want to keep doing more. We want to take part in fulfilling vision 2030 and we want the government to help us even with more money to boost our businesses,” said some of the women.

Sometimes women struggle to match their male counterparts in business and it is through support from those that surround them that will strengthen and keep them focused on attaining their hopes, dreams and aspirations as partakers in the rebuilding of the country’s economy.