Angela Malik, founder of the Kondwa Day Center in Zambia, was concerned for the well being of the widowed mothers whose children did not qualify for admission to the Kondwa Day Center and took it upon herself to do something about it. She helped organize a women’s support group who meets periodically to learn and share about effective parenting skills and ideas on how to support their families needs. Together, they pursue various small business ventures like basket making, sewing, tie-dye and batik printing, and other crafts. They share profits and losses, always reinvesting a portion into the business.
Although the immediate needs of the women are economic, they will tell you they gather for the spirit of oneness. They acknowledge that they do get lonely and appreciate being with women who share similar burdens. They call themselves Empowering Women in Development and their group currently numbers twenty-three. Read more