Harare, Khayelitsha: Mimi’s Soup Kitchen and Place of Safety, where 300 children savour home cooking at its finest
If there is no fridge, no pantry, and nothing at home to eat, children in Harare, Khayelitsha need not panic. Social entrepreneur, Constance Kholiswa also known as Mimi, showers generosity and comfort to the hundreds of children of Harare whose basic needs sadly are often overlooked. Mimi’s home offers refuge to child survivors of violence, and she also provides a children’s meal service. A self-confessed foodie, Mimi has training in catering and cooks up a variety of scrumptious dishes that children love. It’s the tasty home cooking lasting memories are built on.
The COVID-19 crisis has boosted her unmatched power and fortitude. Her little kitchen pushes capacity to serve up to 300 plates of delight.
The popular menu includes:
- Butternut soup
- Russian soup
- Cabbage stew and rice
- Chicken stew with rice and vegetables
- White samp with pilchards, sauce and vegetables
- Pasta with Russian sauce, potato salad and vegetables
- Amagwinya (fried bread) with French polony, fruit and juice
- African salad
- Traditional mealie meal
- Savoury rice
Bravo Mimi, you are a powerful legend.