In the heart of the Zhugwe rural community, some 30 km south of the town of Gwanda lies the Qedudubo project. This project was established by a group of (how many) community members to rid themselves and their community of hunger in the middle of an ailing economy. Qedudubo has lived up to its mandate of eradicating poverty through the establishment and management of Income generating projects with support from Uluntu Community Foundation. The group has successfully managed their goat project, which at one time numbered about 70 before the group sold some of the goats and gave some to a local primary school so that they too would begin their income generating project.
The ambitious group didn’t stop there. Under the leadership of a woman, Gogo maMoyo, who is the group chairwoman, the group ventured into the pen fattening project. Following their acquisition of a large area of land within their community (1.5 hectares), the group also adopted the farming project, specifically looking at the planting of indigenous plants and herbs to make natural pesticides, as well as a fruit orchard so that they can market the fruits and promote a healthy lifestyle. The group consists of 8 female members and 3 male members.