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Promotion of Health, Opportunity
Equality, Benevolence & Empowerment
for black and ethnic minority
women and children

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Tools for empowerment

In order to empower women and children to take ownership of their lives and to create employment, PHOEBE has been coordinating and mobilizing women's groups, churches, schools and cooperatives in Zimbabwe which would like to apply for recycled tools from the UK. 
This work will be done through the registered Trust, Chiedza Children's Centre, Ardbennie, Harare, which is based in Zimbabwe. Groups can benefit from this opportunity to improve lives by becoming members and applying for self help tools such as sewing machines and computers...

Tonga Women Sewing Group.

Applying for Tools: 

Please click on the below link for the tools application assistance form. Fill them in and send back to us to receive tools.

Application Form for Tools

To help you chose the types of tools, please find the list of tools available below. Please download and Fill it in by selecting  the tools your organisation needs. Then email the form back to us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . Tools are second hand, donated to PHOEBE, hence availability may be limited.

Who can Apply

• Groups with beneficiaries based in Zimbabwe.

• Groups can be either registered Women’s Trusts, NGO, or community groups with a set of governing rules, e.g., women’s cooperatives, churches, schools.

• Groups or organisations must be led and managed by women or young people.

Types of Projects:

• Projects must address the housing needs of vulnerable women and children.

• Projects should promote health and well-being for women and children.

• Projects should focus on raising skills level, creating jobs and volunteering opportunities for women and young people.

• Groups must be able to monitor their project and provide feedback to PHOEBE, on their progress and outcomes.

Deadlines for applications

The next container leaves the UK in June 2016. We will send a total of three containers to Zimbabwe in 2016, January, July and October. So please send your applications
to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  , telephone 0044 1473 231566, for further details...

Goods arriving in Binga.

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Tools arrive

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Groups receiving the tools.

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The container had among the tools were three lathes, 106 sewing machines and 45 computers. There were also welding, carpentry and mechanics equipment.

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Tonga group.

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