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Olinda stays true to her word

by Staff Reporter
20 Apr 2017 at 07:50hrs | Views
In February 2017, Olinda Chapel (33) made a promise to herself and women in Zimbabwe to start a sorority in a bid to turn her lemons into lemonade and this led to the birth of "The Women's Sorority."

This came after her realisation of the need of women to support each other through their predicaments and change them for the better.

As a Business woman, mother of two, philanthropist and strategic-thinking professional, she strongly believes in uplifting other women as she relates to their struggles as women in male dominated communities and industries.

An official launch is set to be in the city of Harare at the end of the month of May on a date and venue yet to be announced.

The Women's Sorority's focus is on the empowerment of women through business development and mentorship programs that will be led by a consortium of established business women and industry captains.

According to Chapel, the set target is to have 50 women per quarter (currently living in poverty) to help set up businesses and be mentored existing business women.

"The Women's Sorority is targeting single mothers and grandmothers by giving them a life skill that could aid in the looking after their families.

"This programme is a self-funded charity initiative that seeks to build a strong support system within Zimbabwean's women's communities that will grow as each year approaches.

"The Sorority is a special place where women feel safe. When women root for each other we become unstoppable,"says Ms Chapel.

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