by Margaret Masanga and Nelly Maonde, Trócaire Zimbabwe
Trócaire marks International Women’s Day (8 March) with an inspirational story of resilience from Zimbabwe.
"If you fall into a river in Matabeleland, you get up and dust yourself." - Unknown
In a village in Matobo district of Southern Zimbabwe, Thandiwe Ncube (53), remembers a time when she dug for water on the sandy riverbed that feeds into Inditshi dam. Sometimes she dug for hours for a single bucket of water for her family to survive each day.