10% of rural households face food insecurity
76%of rural households live in poverty
63%of the population lives below the poverty line
Sixty-seven percent of Zimbabwe’s population live in rural areas and 65 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), almost 72 percent of its 14 million people live under the total consumption poverty line and 17 percent of its children under 5 are malnourished. Zimbabwe’s economy has sharply declined in the last 10 years. Zimbabwe ranks 156 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014).
One of Zimbabwe’s most pressing problems is food insecurity, worsened by a decline in agricultural production, because of weather conditions (drought); land disputes; and lack of access to training, resources and credit.
Our Work In Zimbabwe
Our key areas of focus in Zimbabwe are community mobilization and farmer training; sustainable livestock development and animal health; Passing on the Gift®; and gender equity and HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. All families receive training in basic animal health and husbandry which enhances their food security, nutrition and income levels. Our unique Passing on the Gift® provides dignity, reconciliation and self-reliance. Women and youth are direct recipients of livestock and training, and 60 percent of leadership positions within our project groups are women and youth. HIV/AIDS is a significant concern in Zimbabwe. We provide livestock to many HIV/AIDS effected families and prevention training in every project.
High-quality livestock, Value chain development, Micro credit
HIV/AIDS training, Community organizing
Vegetable gardening, Fruit trees, Livestock
Natural resource management, Agroecology, Reforestation, Improved cookstoves
Programs and Projects
Food security and Poverty AlleviationMidlands Province
SustainabilityDeepening Impact for Sustainibility
Goat Value ChainGoat Value Chain for Food Security