The Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Cde Angelina Masuku says there is need for unemployed women to participate in income generating projects so as to fight poverty.

Cde Masuku distributed 3 000 chicks and chicken feeds under a loan worth US$6 200 donated by a local communications company, NetOne, to the Zanu PF Women’s League, churches, war vets and collaborators.

The Bulawayo resident minister said the chicken project is set to empower unemployed women to ensure that they can be independent and provide for their families.

Beneficiaries of the project expressed their gratitude for the kind gesture adding that this will help uplift their lives.

Cde Masuku urged Bulawayo women to sustain the chicken project so that it benefits other women as well as the youths.