Gogo Olive

Gogo Olive was founded as a response to the huge unemployment problem in Zimbabwe, when conditions in the country were already particularly difficult. As well as creating employment for local women the aim is to give them hope as they have the opportunity to use their craft skills to build a future for themselves and their families.

Knitting was chosen as it only requires basic materials and can be done anywhere, and at anytime, which suits the lifestyle of a Zimbabwean woman!

They began as a small group of 6 women and following the success of this group they have expanded to involve more ladies and work alongside different groups to try and support as many women as possible. Their aim is to identify those who are most in need. There are now around 80 women involved in the project.