Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise, a Blantyre-based charity and social enterprise, has said development will remain a far-fetched dream in communities that sideline women in economic activities.
Beehive managing director Peter Nkhata said this on Saturday during an open day organised for the public to appreciate the centre’s 10 activities meant for developing lives of Chilomoni Township residents in Blantyre.
He said the centre cherishes the power of women in societies; hence, employing a lot of them in the enterprises to improve lives in the township.
“They always take money home to help children. Economic empowerment of women improves education and health of children who are future leaders,” Nkhata said.
Blantyre City West member of Parliament Trasizio Thom Gowelo (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP) commended Beehive for complementing government’s efforts to develop citizens’ lives.
Some of the Beehive enterprises include Bee Tailoring, Mother Teresa Children’s Centre (MTCC); Torrent, Plant and Vehicle Hire; Bee bikes and John Paul II Leadership and Information Technology Institute.