we stumbled across an inspiring story on women in agriculture about Rwendo wines , this is what was shared
Meet Caroline Madziwa, Founder of Rwendo_wines zw. A Blackforby College (Agronomy) and Cape Wine Academy graduate.
The story behind the bottle Rwendo Wines Rwendo_wines zw
Within the bottle is pain, shame, rejection, doubt, fear, tears above all there is power and there is control. It’s been a journey through a dark, cold and lonely valley and thinking of quitting has been easier. But looking back through the years the valley taught me a lesson, the valley strengthened my resolve and molded my character.
In 2014, I found myself a destitute with no roof over my head and nothing to live for all I had was just a dream. The journey to the future begins in the most unlikely places, mine started on a bus, my first time traveling on a bus is the day I said goodbye to my past and a whole new me was born. A whole new me defined by grapes, defined by the vineyards and the cellars. My younger sister Tinashe financed my dream she put in all her savings into our project and our RWENDO began!
Now looking back to where I have been, I am proud of what I have achieved. I am proud of the challenges I overcame, I know it might not be where I want but I am glad it’s not where I was.
This is my story, this is my journey. Be Inspired!!