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Sustainable Livelihoods and Health (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe MeDRA Oct 2015 (142)

In Zimbabwe, long term economic decline has been exacerbated by persistent droughts in recent years, resulting in extreme poverty in rural districts throughout the country.

We support MeDRA to work with groups of families in Muzarabani and Gokwe Districts to start small farming projects with chickens, pigs, goats to a generate both food and a sustainable income. We also support the construction of wells and toilets in communities to provide reliable water and improve health.

This year we are working with MeDRA to develop alternative sources of funding and hand over some project responsibilities to communities to ensure sustainability of the project. We expect to stop funding this work in 2019-20.

 

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, we’re making a huge difference together; lifting families out of poverty and helping people improve their lives.

 

Our Impact

More than 2000 people have access to clean water through 49 wells, 319 toilets and 1720 community members getting health and hygiene education. 162 families increased their household income every year since 2014, by rearing chickens, goats, bees and other agriculture projects.


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Program Unit

Relief & Development (Tax-Deductable). Receives Australian Government support.

Partners

Methodist Church in Zimbabwe through the Methodist Development & Relief Agency

Country

Zimbabwe

Category

Poverty Alleviation