Multitaskers of Africa
they carry water from the wells or boreholes
they are cooks
carry firewood from the bushes
as well as work in the fields.
Multitasking women of Africa-what else do they Do?
They are the main teachers
of local culture and norms
and impart knowledge
they give their all for the benefit of the family
and are very loving.
plus they are generous to passersby:
if they don’t have anything to give for food,
they offer a cup of water.
You can actually see one of them carrying a baby on the back
holding hands with another one
carrying something on the head
above all pregnant
and working in the fields,
For they know farming is their livelihood.
Multitaskers of Africa-power packed women
The Women of Africa
these are the women of Zimbabwe
especially those in the rural areas.
These women do amaze me
because they are amazingly
They are resilient.
They do enjoy their lifestyle.
This older woman could be living with grandchildren
and taking care of them.
Raising their grandchildren is a joy.
Several of the children in the rural areas live with grandparents.
Whilst the parents are working in the city and sending money back home
The grandmother is the one that mostly does the hands-on care and training.
She could be living by herself
but never feel lonely
’cause the other women come by
bringing in food
checking on her
helping her carry her groceries.
Such is the life
The community is a big one.
The family is of utmost importance
The last time my husband I visited family in Zimbabwe,
We came back so tired.
Because culturally we had to go see each family member that was nearby
If somebody had passed several years before, no matter we had called to offer our condolences,
we had to do it now in person.
In the community, everybody knows each other.
They rally up in times of joy and trouble.
The women, as usual, making sure:
there is water, food, there is firewood, enough blankets,
the men too can help some if it’s a big gathering.
Above all, they make sure everyone has eaten and is comfortable
Such are the women of Africa.