There was a jovial mood and Rukovo Clinic in Masvingo rural on Wednesday December 8th as members of nine HIV Support Groups converged and celebrated their savings group triumphs.
Members took turns to testify how they are living positively and thanked the traditional leaders present who they said have allowed them to carry their activities in their area of jurisdictions. Headman Chikwanda commended members of the support groups for showing the world unity of purpose even during the Covid pandemic.
SDGZT Executive director Chipiwa Mugabe who has supported the formation and training of HIV support groups encourages members to continue with the project and follow the footsteps of a fallen member who was a beacon in the area.
Felistus Dumbura ZNNP+ Masvingo Rural District chair and the provincial chair said ‘this has become an annual event and the numbers are growing each year”
The support groups which shared their savings are Rusununguko, Kosekuchema,Batanai, Sekutamba sekuseka, hatisikumira,Tichakunda, Kuedza,ART Group, and Kutsunga. They shared kitchen utensils such as pots, pans, cups, and also Christmas groceries.
Rukovo Clinic sister in charge encourages members to get TB screening and treatment