Greater Gweru is a women’s fellowship which started in 2009 under the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) in Harare.

In an interview with during the official opening of the chapel at Connemara Open Prison recently, the organization’s Midlands Chapter chairperson Martha Nyamutora said that they have adopted Connemara as their baby. “We are the arm of ZCC and our job is to move from church to church urging people that we are one Church.”

When asked where they get the funds to uplift their work in the organization, Nyamutora had this to say, “We get donations from the churches through fundraising and we do not only meet physical needs but spiritual needs also.”

Nyamutora revealed that in Gweru, Greater Gweru is made up of four bodies which are Mkoba, Inner-city, Senga, Ascot and Mambo.

Nyamutora added, “We should be ready to receive the ex-prisoners back into the society and we are not here to condemn but to comfort and to welcome them when they come home. Our dream is to integrate all prisons and tell all the inmates that life does not end with a mistake, because there is life out there.”

“I am happy to announce that we have managed to remove stigmatization between prisoners and the community,” she said in the end.

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