By Precious Marecha
An organisation concerned with domestic welfare has been launched in Masvingo with the objective of finding solutions to some of the most common problems affecting couples and those that lead to gender-based violence.
The Women on A Mission Organisation (WOAMO) aims to improve peace in the domestic set-up while offering effective counselling where it is needed.
Formed by Evangelist Romina Zinyoro Mazhara, the organisation is working to spread its services to all districts of the province.
Running with the motto ‘Women On a Mission Where You Will Never Shed a Tear Again’, the organisation offers counselling to people who feel burdened in marriage as well as those facing various other social challenges.
Mazhara says her personal life experiences in marriage provoked her to work towards peaceful families by addressing challenges faced by couples, single mothers and young people.
“I have faced all challenges in marriage and this inspired the formation of WOAMO. I prayed and fasted and it worked wonders in my life.
This is when I realised that there is no situation that God can never change. With all the experiences I encountered, I realised the mistakes, strengths, dos and don’ts of marriages. I want to share that rich experience with others,” said evangelist Mazhara.
She said marriage was a small entity which however affects a larger space in society. For people to work effectively, they must come from peaceful marriages and for youths to achieve greater goals, they must come from stable families.
She said she believed there was no way one could talk about anything without factoring in the spiritual side.
“We are the result of the spiritual world so our problems must be addressed spiritually if we are to change physically, Hatingatizi kuti kune varoyi kana vanosundira mhepo zvinogona kuparadzisa dzimba dzevanhu (we cannot logically deny the existence of evil spirits that affect the living) and that is why we must address both the spiritual and the physical life,” said Evangelist Mazhara
WOAMO, however, has a broader mandate which spreads to addressing the financial aspect of people’s lives which arguably is the singular most pervasive source of instability in marriages.
The organisation, therefore, addresses financial problems through talent identification and nurturing financial literacy.
One of WOAMO members, Tavonga Marumbei said she was pleased with the rate at which the organisation was growing.
She said she encountered great changes in her family life through Evangelist Mazhara’s counselling.
“My sisters and I have been through a lot of challenges in our marriages but through Evangelist Mazhara’s counselling, we are seeing changes and it’s true that WOAMO is a stress-free zone,” said Marumbei.
A holder of a social sciences degree from Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), Evangelist Mazhara was born at Mukaro Mission Hospital in Gutu. She did her ‘O’ and ‘A’ level at Mwenezi Government High School.
An elder at Saved to Save Elshadai Ministries, she is married to Aaron Mazhara and is blessed with three kids.
The organisation was formed in May 2018 and it operated without offices but is now located at 7150 Bradburn Extension Road between Chitima market and Printflow.