Founder: Ruvimbo Topodzi

Country: Zimbabwe

Area of Work: Child Marriage


Years in Partnership: 1

Topodzi Foundation, Zimbabwe


Ruvimbo Topodzi

Founder of the Topodzi Foundation

"The ConnectHER grant will allow our organization to carry out its mandate to empower girls. It will raise awareness and advocate on ending child marriages."

We were first introduced to Ruvimbo Topodzi through the 2020 ConnectHER Film Festival Film Not Your Bride: A Woman's Constitution.
Her work helping to heal and restore young girls and women after child marriage was a perfect fit for a project partner. Our first grant to Topodzi Foundation will allow them to expand their economic empowerment program, teaching women and girls to make and sell petroleum jelly. In addition to earning an income, education and support services help ensure that each girl has a way to move forward.