The Lusumpuko Women’s Club is a community project that is close to Nomad’s heart.
This group of amazing local women come from different cultures, speaking different languages – some of whom are widowers and single mothers – who came together with the hope to be able to lift themselves and their communities out of harsh realities brought on by the economic situation in Zimbabwe. They started out as a local chicken rearing co-operative in 2017, selling their chickens and doing other community services, such as picking up litter, and cooking at funerals and parties so that they would be able to take care of themselves and their families, while still giving back to their community.
In 2018, the club received a grant to help start a meal service in the Zimbabwe tourist town of Victoria Falls. This investment helped them to purchase basic catering equipment such as pots, gas cookers, and serving utensils. Their meal service started small, then Nomad Africa stepped in and helped to increase their combined income by allowing them to provide delicious, local meals for their tours.
Nomad travellers who visit Victoria Falls can enjoy a hearty buffet of traditional Zimbabwean food and delicacies, and also experience the traditional preparation of these meals by the 13 Lusumpuko Club ladies. This has significantly improved the quality of life for these women, and has not only been of financial benefit, but has been emotionally fulfilling for them as well.
This project is to empower women to do something for themselves, boost their skills and knowledge, while still being able to help those around them.
We’d like to celebrate these incredible women this #WomensDay.
Should you wish to help support the Lusumpuko Women’s Club, please fill out the enquiry form below. You can also follow the Nomad African Trust on Facebook.