Kusvada used to obtain water from a stream contaminated by sewage from the local hospital. Health problems were common - but not any more!
We are committed to finding a family for every child.
Mrs. Zvidzai is protecting her family from deadly health problems by building a rocket stove and taking her cooking outside.
Birth certificates provide families living in extreme poverty with access to vital services and opportunities.
Gogo Magavhu is a widow who faces overwhelming challenges caring for her own family as well as her 3-year-old granddaughter.
Most women in rural Zimbabwe cook indoors over an open fire—with dangerous consequences. Smoke from open fires causes serious heart and lung diseases as well as chronic eye conditions and even blindness. It’s been estimated that open fires produce as much as 400 cigarettes worth of smoke an hour! Open fires also expose women and [...]
Small-scale farmers in rural Zimbabwe rely on rainwater but inadequate rains in recent years have devastated agriculture, causing widespread food shortages. What little rain falls, quickly evaporates or runs off the dry compacted earth, barely penetrating the dusty soil. Bopoma Villages teaches farmers how to retain rainwater in their soil and store runoff. Communities across [...]
"I often feel that the non-profit industry does not manage its money well. Sometimes only a few cents of every dollar actually leads to measurable impact. But for me, Bopoma Villages is a grand exception."
Tara* smiles as she proudly shows us the bundle of kale she grew in her keyhole garden. "We used to have trouble finding vegetables to eat. I have 4 orphans under my care and as long as we keep working in this small garden, it will provide the nutrition we need. I have no [...]