A 55-year-old Kuwadzana Extension woman has with minimal resources touched the lives of orphans and vulnerable people through an organisation founded nine years ago.

A bird’s eye view would paint a picture of a mere shed possibly used as a store room in Harare’s Kuwadzana Extension.

Further scrutiny however leads to the realisation that what appears to be a worthless shed is a centre dedicated to assist the needy such as orphans, the elderly and other vulnerable groups.

Getrude Mapara, a family therapist and founder of Succeed Integrated People’s Organisation, said a burning desire to help the vulnerable groups in society has been the driving force of a grouping that has transformed the lives of many in the high density suburb.

One of the members of the organisation, Clara Gombiro said the grouping has brought relief to many.

Basic home based care skills training, counseling and taking care of orphans, the elderly and people living with disabilities have been some of the initiatives of an organisation that seeks to touch the lives of those in need.