The work of Team Honk this year has brought International Women’s Day to the forefront of my mind. Annie, Tanya and Penny have been awesomely epic throughout the #teamhonkrelay and how they have kept up with the social media is beyond me. And then they announce that they’re off to Tanzania and then they send me a digital postcard… To celebrate International Women’s Day #iwd2014, they’re there finding out how donations to Sport Relief last year have created female entrepreneurs and #lastingchange for women, their families and communities and beyond – rippling out #lastingchange in Africa.
This is a Bertha. She is a food producer in Dar es Salaam who has received support from the Gatsby Trust. Bertha makes three different types of wine, garlic paste and a flour used to make porridge. In addition to making products she is also now training other women to do the same. Bertha works from a processing plant that she built herself at the back of her property, with room dedicated to each part of her business.