In February 2016, Access Abilities donated a custom-fitted wheelchair to Bopoma Villages for Willard, a young man with cerebral palsy, who lives in a thatched hut with his mother and two brothers in a remote village in rural Zimbabwe. “We are so grateful to be able to help you help Willard” says co-owner Kirstin [...]
As part of our Healthy Homes program, Charles Manzuma and his family are no longer ill with water-borne diseases because a BioSand Filter, Tippy Tap, safe water storage container have been installed in his house. Healthy adults can work and care for their families, and healthy children can grow and learn!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all those who contributed to our Christmas fundraising drive! $10,000 Canadian was matched by $10,000 US and will bring health and hope to hundreds of children in Zaka. That is definitely worth cheering about!
We have 426 great reasons for you to consider a Christmas tribute gift to Bopoma Villages. Bopoma Villages is strengthening and equipping families living in 12 villages in Zimbabwe to care for 426 orphaned children--like 6 year old Alice above who is cared for her elderly grandmother with lots of love but almost no [...]
Eugenia loves to show her Healthy Home - six no-cost interventions that dramatically contribute to healthy living.
We are always inspired by the generosity of the villages we work in! The Chimedza community garden volunteers are constantly working hard to grow nutritious food not only for their own families, but also to share with young children and elders who are not able to farm for themselves.
Unemployment rates over 80% in rural areas have a harsh impact on orphaned and vulnerable youth. Options for improving their circumstances, such as pursuing job training or higher education, are few and virtually inaccessible to them. Girls have even fewer options than boys, pressuring many into early marriages in an attempt to secure some [...]
Tabitha has struggled with health issues, including asthma, and required medication which she could not always afford. But she now enjoys the best health she has had for many years. How? Better nutrition thanks to fresh vegetables from her garden, clean water, and a Healthy Home. Because of the generosity of our donors women like [...]
Maize plants are withering in surrounding areas, but thanks to Bopoma Villages’ agricultural training program the garden at Mutendi School is flourishing. The garden provides nutritious vegetables for orphaned children attending the school, and some is sold to provide funds for school fees and supplies, while students learn about nutrition and biointensive farming. The [...]
Just six months after Bopoma Villages introduced biointensive farming to Chimedza Village, gardens are flourishing and families are eating nutritious vegetables daily, bringing health and new energy. Well-nourished children avoid illness, go to school, learn - and play! As Mrs. Machingambi happily reported: "Now if you see our children playing in the fields, you will [...]