Chido Govera is a Zimbabwean social entrepreneur, a farmer, campaigner, educator and the founder of The Future of Hope Foundation. She is committed to reaching out to women and girls through food, enabling them to sufficiently provide for their primary needs and concerns as an initial and most important step to engaging them in socio-economic development and to reach their full potential.
Over the years, she has reached out to over 1,000 women in communities in Zimbabwe, Congo, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and South Africa and schools in India, Indigenous communities in Australia, and entrepreneurs in the US and Europe.
Chido Govera encourages the disadvantaged neither to consider themselves victims nor to beresentful and incapable of taking responsibility for changing their circumstances.
Through The Future of Hope Foundation and her program Orphans Teaching Orphans, she works with young orphans and women in Zimbabwe encouraging them to become change agents, taking charge and responsibility of themselves and develop their ability to see and harness the possibilities around them.
Chido herself grew up as an orphan and in poverty. She learnt to grow mushrooms when she was 11 years old and went on to become an expert in edible and medicinal mushrooms and pioneered the conversion of used coffee grounds into mushroom substrate.
In 2018, she was selected by the World Economic Forum (Davos) as one of the “100 Young Global Leaders” and in January 2020 she received in Davos from HCL the “Wave Maker Award 2020”, commemorating global goodwill champions from around the world.