My mother is my source of inspiration says Philanthropist Dorcas Chamatunhu

By Ruvimbo Ngwetedza

Parents play a key role in journey of our lives, their guidance and daily activities can also influence on discovering their children’s passion and destinations.

This case with a philanthropist Dorcas Chamatunhu the 42 year old Harare business woman who said she was motivated by the good deeds of her mother Francisca Chamatunhu who is 85, a Rusape farmer who is hardworking, prayerful and has a good heart

“I am into charity work and have so far worked with Matthew Rusike and Chiedza children’s homes as well as Haval Children’s Foundation founded by Hannah Makomeya in supporting the less privileged community.

“My mother a hardworking philanthropist is my source of inspiration, she has a big heart and has been helping those in need a lot giving the homeless shelter and food,” explained Chamatunhu.

Popularly known as Aunty Dee in the education sector she is also an entrepreneur running two (2) businesses concurrently.

“I have a pre-school Suneagles Junior and Nursery school which caters for infants from 6 (six) months to 8 (eight) years that is up to grade 3 (three) which is in its 7th (seventh) year of existence now and a have subsidiary company that caters for supplying corporates with their branded gifts, promotional material as well as wear.”

An educationist Chamatunhu who is also into litho and digital printing under Suneagles Promotions, is very optimistic aiming to grow in business as well as supporting the less fortunate despite the financial challenges to build on a land that she is planning to and building materials, that came with the effects of covid-19 pandemic restrictions. “I am very hopeful to have a real big primary school and assist the less privileged,” she said.

She felt global pandemic effects has caused untold suffering to many lives but unity and taking precautions to curb it would help to manage it.

“The pandemic came as a big blow as it slowed down many plans while some were aborted but let us not be ignorant, stay strong and remain focused.

“Economically, people have to adjust to suit the new normal of business setups and let us try to reduce many costs so as to survive in business,” she advised.

The mother of 2 (two) a boy and a girl, Dorcas Chamatunhu charity have extended from giving food, blankets and clothing into empowering through education to some children with school fees from her hard earned cash including to family members and domestic worker’s children.

She is also a social worker, an environmentalist advocate, a singer since 2015 as well as a Desktop Publishing Operator layout artist of magazines, newspapers, books, annual reports and graphic designing.

“I have been to Fairways old people’s home in Eastlea Harare among others and l am a member of Leadership Experience Opportunities platform,” she concluded.

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