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Small income-generating projects make a BIG difference!

Bopoma Villages' team helps villagers develop small income-generating projects to keep their children in school. Many children are not in school because they lack a birth certificate which is required for registration. Others are chased away by administrators when their families fall behind with fees. Mr. Mudira started making and selling mats from locally available [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:58-04:00September 8th, 2016|

Rocket Stoves take off in Zaka!

Salome Chakomoka smiles as she prepares dinner for her family. A mother of three young children, Salome has a lot to smile about as she proudly prepares a meal on her new outdoor rocket stove. Cooking in Africa is usually done over open fires in small huts. The resulting smoke is one of the leading [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:54-04:00September 3rd, 2016|

Gardening Her Way into the Future

Patricia is an orphan who, like many others in her village, was taken in by a relative after the death of her parents. The family members struggle to meet even their basic needs. Every week Patricia travels close to 12 km by bus and on foot to attend Bopoma Villages’ Youth against AIDS Club where [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:49-04:00July 25th, 2016|

The Joy of Pot Racks

Mrs. Jani (above left) used to dry her utensils on a stone, but they were exposed to dogs and domestic animals. She's now happy to have a new pot rack built with the help of friends and community members. With help from other community members, Mrs. Jani is now the proud owner of a [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:44-04:00June 27th, 2016|

Children With Identity

Mitchell is a happy girl today because she finally has a birth certificate. She now has an official identity, knows who her relatives are and is able to register for school, apply for a national identity card, a passport and other government benefits. A birth certificate costs $25 in Zimbabwe, a sum out of reach [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:40-04:00June 23rd, 2016|

Woman’s Garden Supports Child in University

Even in June, the middle of Zimbabwe’s winter, Opollinah Nhongo’s keyhole garden has healthy tomatoes, onions, and kale. By contrast, many other gardens in the area lie fallow when the weather gets cold. Opollinah is grateful for the farming and nutrition workshops hosted by Bopoma Villages in her village. “I have learned how important greens [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:35-04:00June 21st, 2016|

Video: New Boreholes in Zaka

Thanks to the generosity of our donors Bopoma Villages has drilled new boreholes for 5 villages in Zaka! Watch our new video about how these ongoing sources of water will be life-changing for these communities.

2020-03-18T18:11:29-04:00April 18th, 2016|

For Better or Worse…Water Changes Everything

Zimbabwe is suffering through the worst drought in more than 35 years. This year has been hot and dry with virtually no rainfall from December to February, normally the wettest months. The crop yields are very poor, and as most rural Zimbabweans are subsistence farmers and only eat what they can grow, hunger and malnutrition [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:22-04:00April 18th, 2016|

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter is now available. This time we are addressing water issues in Zimbabwe, in light of the recent and pervasive drought in the region. Download Newsletter

2020-03-18T18:11:16-04:00April 12th, 2016|

Remarkable Recycling in Zimbabwe

What do a fly trap and a tippy tap have in common? They are both made from empty plastic containers and both help save lives in poor remote villages in Zimbabwe. Simple homemade devices like fly traps and tippy taps are easy to construct using low or no-cost locally available materials. These simple implements protect [...]

2020-03-18T18:11:11-04:00April 11th, 2016|