Our True Voice are the eyes and ears of the communities that drive the ECID programme.

They are our network of community reporters sharing first-hand accounts of the challenges and solutions of social exclusion.


Bridget Mukuli


Reporting topics:
Gender based violence, livelihoods


  1. Villages in Siachilaba faced severe poverty during the early COVID-19 lockdown

    The advent of COVID-19 has prompted several measures by many governments across the globe to mitigate the spread of the virus. Bridget Mukuli, a female ECID Community Reporter, based in Siachilaba, Zimbabwe, shares some of the negative impacts of the early COVID-19 control measures on the economic well-being of women in Siachilaba, and calls for…

    Bridget Mukuli

    Basket weavers in Siachilaba busy at work. Insert - sample of finished products weaved by the women
  2. Gender-based violence increase in parts of Zimbabwe at the beginning of Covid-19

    Since the beginning of lockdown in March, the number of gender-based violence cases in my community has increased exponentially. At the start of the outbreak, many people lost their jobs due to widespread retrenchments. Food shortages followed in quick succession since most breadwinners were out of jobs and got stuck at home. Children are no…

    Bridget Mukuli