Women for Economic and Social Empowerment (W.E.S.E) Profile


WESE Trust was established in February 2019 and became legally registered on 12 April 2021.It was established by women of Zimbabwe for the women of Zimbabwe to combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people. The organisations head office is located in Gokwe at Kuwirirana growth point. The Organisation is a non-profit organisation established for the following public benefit objectives:

Organisational goals

  • Create awareness and advocating for the rights of women and girls in Zimbabwe.
  • Elimination of discrimination and all forms of violence against women and the girl child.
  • To promote gender equality, equity and the empowerment of women as effective ways to fight poverty, hunger and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable.
  • Promote co-operation, friendship & understanding through the exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of information.
  • Promote women’s access to resources.
  • To improve food security, improve income and reduce poverty through income generating projects and supply chain linkage intervention strategies in the county .
  • We seek to achieve this by harnessing the economic power of women and communities, promoting social inclusion, changing perceptions and influencing policy


  • Inclusivity and diversity;
  • Hardworking;
  • Advocacy;
  • Leadership;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Change making and
  • Collaboration


For all Zimbabwean women to become self-sustaining and remain well recognized in their communities, well respected and truly empowered

Key Activities

  • Online Entrepreneurship program.
  • Stakeholder engangement programs.
  • Facilitating income generating projects for rural women.
  • Advocating for availability of water in rural areas.
  • Mainstreaming gender equality through essay writing competitions.

WESE has for the past 2 years been involved in advocacy for the emancipation of women in a number of rural communities namely Rusape, Gokwe, Marondera, Goromonzi and a number of other marginalized communities in rural Zimbabwe, even though the main focus is on rural areas, WESE also engages urban women who are disadvantaged financially and socially. In Rusape, Tandi Village, Ward 12, WESE is currently carrying out a project on young women capacitation through financial literacy workshops and Business Development Skills Seminars focus on young girls in poverty such as orphans. The idea behind such an initiative is to shield them away from the rise in sexual exploitation by business and farm owners, there is also a high rise in numbers of child labor in that area especially from nearby farms who take advantage of their vulnerability to lure them in labor exploitation for food handouts, young women are more affected as they are forced into early risky behavior such as drug abuse, engaging into early sexual practices which has seen a lot of teen pregnancies and a high rise in the numbers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases amongst young women. WESE is running an essay writing competition inorder.

Source: WESE

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