Betty Makoni is second born out of 6 children

Childhood and growing up

Muzvare Betty Makoni was born on 22 June 1971 to Rudo Fiona Nenguwo(Mother) and Davison Forimbo Makoni( Father) The relationship between her mother and father never worked. Today she advocates for children living in domestic violence and works to have them heal from the trauma. At birth she was named Hazviperi Betty.

Muzvare Betty Makoni was born in a family of six with four brothers and one  sister. She describes what happened to her and her mother as unfortunate and tragic and that she would fight that the same does not happen to any woman or girl again.

Betty Makoni-23 September 1971Betty Makoni is second born out of 6 children

Back then parents of Betty Makoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muzvare Betty Makoni and her siblings
Muzvare Betty Makoni and her siblings

A survivor of rape at age six as well as orphaned at age nine Muzvare ,Betty Makoni started vending at age 6.She was never a daughter because her mother died whilst she was nine years. She had to look after her siblings then.

Betty Makoni aged 8 with her brother when she started vending
Betty Makoni aged 8 with her brother when she started vending

She was a poor girl who could not afford to pay for her school and so her life was spent on the streets vending.  She  fought for her education and to date she has fought for over 300 000 girls in similar circumstances She has consistently used her voice to remind policy makers and leaders to change policies, attitudes and laws that are detrimental to the growth and development of the girl child.

Childhood friend was Emily Mundenda at Chishawasha Mission – Grade 

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Muzvare Betty Makoni Is A Girl Child Rights Activist, UK Gender Based Violence Expert,CNN Hero, Speaker, Published Author & Poet, Theatre Director, Educationist, Philanthropist, Ashoka Fellow, Human Rights Defender, Mentor, Trainer, Coach, One of 150 Women Who Shake The World, Social Critic, Critical Thinker, Mother &Wife

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