The Centre was established in 1997 by an association of 14 weavers. In 2005 it was registered as a trust. The district comprises of three ethnic groups, namely the Nambya, Ndebele and Tonga. Currently the Centre has a total membership of 4512. Out of these 3940 are female while 572 are men.
LWDT is a Training, Information and Marketing place for the women who are involved in the various projects. Of the 4215 members ,400 hundred are successful weavers who supply both domestic and International markets. The rest are into other projects such as crop farming, livestock production, gardening and poultry...
Lupane Women’s Development Trust is guided by the following Vision in all its work:
“Our Vision is of a prosperous Lupane in which all women enjoy dignified lives and are recognized as equal partners in societal development.”
“Lupane Women’s Centre strives to be an effective and sustainable community owned and driven facilitator of the holistic development of the women of Lupane and other marginalized groups through the promotion of entrepreneurship as a strategy for poverty alleviation.”
This vision represents our commitment to uplifting the lives of women and ensuring that they are critical players in the development of the Lupane district, and the nation of Zimbabwe.
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One hundred and seventy one (171) kilometres along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road lies a magnificent Centre which the eye cannot miss. Lupane is the capital city of Matabeleland North and is located in the heart of this province. Just at the 171km peg, before the filling station turn right, and after travelling 1 kilometer turn left and immediately you will see a grass thatched modern thrilling and overwhelming structure that the eye cannot miss.