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Our Story

Dealing with current challenges requires problem-solvers who contribute different perspectives and are able to convert empathy into action. Bertha Matabela was a woman of compassion, honor, and generosity, whose actions spoke as loud as her words. She opened her home to those in need, always willing to offer shelter while facilitating the acquisition of a life-sustaining skill. Out of a desire to reach those in need of support and continue aiding the less fortunate, Bertha's Legacy was established.


Our goal is to maintain Bertha’s work in Zimbabwe and beyond, by not only helping people remove themselves from unbearable circumstances, but also providing support, advocacy, tools, and resources to empower them deal with the painful issues impacting their lives.

We’re an organisation driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower marginalised women who have experienced gender-based violence to be independent within the community by raising awareness, signposting support services, and providing vital skills-training programmes

Our Vision

We are working towards a future where no woman has to suffer gender-based violence. We aspire to lead the next generation of women to stand fiercely against injustice, in a society where this is possible. By rebuilding communities that value and support women, in which women can thrive, we can all put an end to gender-based violence.


WE EMPOWER. We raise all women up to believe in and employ their own strength

WE RESPECT. We listen to and believe all women

WE ARE COMPASSIONATE we will always trerat women with kindness and support

WE NURTURE RELATIONSHIPS . We are committed to building strong relationships with service users, funders and each other

WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE. We are transparent and communicate at every stage to achieve what we set out to achieve


Committed to the Cause

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Sithembile Chigwada

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Kasim Bey

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Zanele Bey

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Mazvita Kubwalo

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