Five women narrate their life stories and how they experienced Rhodesia's Chimurenga during the 1970s, while engaged as community development workers, tasked with helping rural women to improve their families lives, largely through self-help. Some of them worked in the 'Protected Villages' into which entire population of rural areas were required to move. Some tragically became victims of Rhodesia's civil war. Three daughters, who were children during the Chimurenga, narrate their mothers' and their own life stories, two of them telling how a parent's killing affected their families to this day, one of them narrating her own experiences. after she joined the liberation war.