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New Partnership with One Day’s Wages

Extreme poverty is dangerous and deadly. It attacks families and communities on many fronts simultaneously, plunging them into the downward cycle of malnutrition, disease, inability to work, and hopelessness. To create lasting change, solutions to poverty must address the multiple root causes. Bopoma Villages is excited to be partnering with One Day’s Wages to [...]

2020-03-17T18:17:50-04:00May 4th, 2017|

A Brighter Future for Elizabeth’s Family

Elizabeth* is the sole parent of 3 young children. As a subsistence farmer, she works long hours in her garden every day to grow food for her family and some to sell at the side of the road to earn a small income. She is proud to tell us that all of her children are [...]

2019-11-29T16:53:41-05:00April 26th, 2017|

Mercy Goes Back to School

Rather than face the embarrassment of showing up for school without proper clothing or a notebook in which to write, for months, Mercy* pretended to go to school, but instead spent her day hiding in the mountains. Mercy’s grandmother was doing her best to care for Mercy, but lacked the resources to provide for [...]

2019-11-29T16:54:25-05:00April 25th, 2017|

Simbarashe’s Success

It is the hope of every orphaned child we meet to be part of a family and a community and to attend school just like the other children in their village. However, in rural Zimbabwe, orphaned children face overwhelming barriers that often keep them from realizing these hopes. After the tragic loss of both of [...]

2019-11-29T16:54:46-05:00April 21st, 2017|

Tonderai’s Tippy Tap

“Our lives will never be the same again,” says Tonderai. “Because we did not know the causes of the health problems we were having, we were always repeating the same behaviour that was making us sick. All along we did not wash our hands but now we know what we have to do.” Tonderai is [...]

2019-11-29T16:56:31-05:00April 1st, 2017|

The Power of Health

“Thank you for rescuing my family” says Mrs. Mafobo, a widowed mother of eight children and grandmother of fifteen. “My life and my whole family were in a dangerous situation but now we are safe. Instead of paying for medicine and doctors we can use our small income to buy the things we need.” With [...]

2019-11-29T16:57:26-05:00February 24th, 2017|

Our Response to the Drought

In the midst of the worst drought in decades, Zimbabweans are facing severe food shortages and wide-spread hunger. Biointensive farming methods are designed to make the best use of minimal water resources. Read our latest Newsletter to see how Bopoma Villages’ training in biointensive agriculture and nutrition is equipping individuals in 12 rural villages to [...]

2020-03-18T18:12:21-04:00December 12th, 2016|

Drip Irrigation

We recently heard from a woman in Zaka named Dorcus Zinyongo, who developed an innovative way to use drip irrigation in her keyhole garden.  Here is an abridged version of her story: “I live in Chimedza Village with my mother and I have two children: a boy and a girl. My eldest daughter is doing [...]

2020-03-18T18:12:15-04:00December 5th, 2016|

Five Ways We Help Keep Girls in School

Educating girls is vital to raising families (and countries) out of poverty. However, girls face many barriers to attending and completing school such as societal traditions of educating only boys, no money for school fees or uniforms, and illness and inadequate nutrition causing prolonged absences. Here’s how Bopoma Villages is helping overcome some of [...]

2020-03-18T18:12:09-04:00November 4th, 2016|