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About Mothers United

and your Coach, Francisca Mandeya

I am a child of war born in colonial Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe in 1970. I call myself the daughter of Fire and Light. My father was Ignatius Mandeya and my mother Lucia Chavanga.

I have seven siblings, five sisters and two brothers that I love very much, no matter what. We grew up in a loving family with both parents who modelled hard work, honesty, love, and charity. They were a great team who complimented each other. They were resilient.  I am the third born in a succession of girls. My mother named me Ndaiziweyi which means Had I known? It is an expression of regret and pain. Society expected them to have a boy. When the boy came after me, they gave him an indigenous name which translates to “the one who brings peace”.

“To speak a true word is to transform the world”

#1 Best-Selling Author & Transformational Coach.  Speaker.  Mbira Player.
Healer-Daughter of Fire & Light. Daughter of I AM.

I am Coach Fran

I was 33, looking to liberate myself and boost my self-worth and net worth. I had just extracted myself from a toxic marriage. I found and still find Freire’s teaching prophetic. My favorite Freire quote is, “to speak a true word is to transform the world”. For transformation to happen, we must engage in reflection and action as a continuous process. I have applied his principles to many aspects of my life.

Were it not for the teachings from Freire who taught me to defy the culture of silence, I would never have dared to “lift the armpit” and share my story. It is by standing in my truth and being in reflection and action that I dared to expose the poisonous legacy of gender inequality and offer an innovative solution. Many continue to suffer in silence, but Freire taught me to use my voice, to read my reality and write my own history.

The moment of truth about bringing my message to the greater world came when I turned 48, the age my mother died. The series of events span over my life from my childhood to womanhood.

When I turned 48 on March 7, 2018, I reflected, did mom leave the legacy she wanted, having had eight of us and dying so young? I was sore for her as I realized at 48, I did not look and feel that old. What if I die? Facing my mortality was difficult. Fear, grief, and pain conspired to nag me. What legacy will you leave?

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