Celebrating International Women's Day

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.

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