Gengezha mukombe, hazvienzani nekunwira mudemhe.

Word definitions

mukombe: hollowed out gourd with a long handle used for drinking

gengezha: reference to an old/ cracked mukombe

demhe: piece of broken gourd


An old drinking gourd is better than just a piece of a broken gourd.

Inspiration for proverb

An old or cracked drinking gourd can still serve the purpose of a drinking utensil. It is better than just a piece of broken gourd.


To have something even if less than what is desired, is better than having nothing at all.