Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
Fatima Women Investment
This description of Fatima Shoriwa's work was prepared when Fatima Shoriwa was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
For the past several years, Fatima Shoriwa, the first Zimbabwean woman to work as a trained carpenter and welder, has operated a successful business where she has trained several other women who continued to work with her. Drawing on that experience, she is now establishing a training center for women and an associated production facility with the ambitious aim of transforming traditional attitudes toward women and giving the women themselves new skills and opportunities.
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