They are the sole providers for their families and their cry is to find empowerment projects that can lessen the burden of being bread winners.

Such are the testimonies of single mothers who say they face all forms of discrimination and gender based violence let alone carry the burden of shouldering the family needs by themselves.

A gathering where they interrogated their challenges in hope of coming up with solutions to improve their lives is therefore what they needed as an initial support strategy, according to Single Mothers Foundation Secretary, Ms Clara Chiseko.

“We encourage single mothers to use their talent by making handbags, door mates and peanut butter,” she said.

On hand to offer an option was the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank which advised the women that it is there to empower them.

The Single Mothers Foundation was formed by a Zimbabwean based in Australia, Ms Flossie Makamba in 2015.