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Inside/Out with Sister Mercy Mutyambizi, founder of Shungu Dzevana Trust
Kubatana.net
May 02, 2012

Read the full interview with Sister Mercy Mutyambizi

Describe yourself in five words.
A motivator, hard-worker, lovable, straight-forward; I call a spade a spade

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Keep your heart up! Keep going, don't lose focus.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Abuse.

What is your greatest fear?
My fragile health.

What is your favourite journey?
I would love to go to Switzerland.

What is your most treasured possession?
My cross around my neck.

What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I love swimming, netball, and I like to watch television a lot!

What were you like at school?
I was very naughty at school. I liked PE and English.

Who are you heroes in real life?
Two are late; Mother Theresa of Calcutta and Lady Diana. The surviving ones are Dolly Parton; she is my motivator and Oprah Winfrey; she has done a lot of work. And the late Mai Mugabe.

What is your biggest vice?
I can't hide my feelings, especially if I'm angry.

When and where are you happiest?
When Shungu Dzevana Trust got a registration certificate.

What is your greatest extravagance?
I went and found this shop with beautiful dresses for little girls. I bought one for every child between 0 and 3 years that was here at Shungu Dzevana. Even the lady in that shop was surprised. That was in 2005.

What does International Women's Day mean to you?
It is a very noble idea. It's a great day that women are recognised. After all if it weren't for a woman, giving birth to us, we would all not be here.

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