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Wesley and his mother

Wesley and Locadia

Wesley is a bright and engaging eight-year-old boy whose mother died in childbirth; his widowed grandmother, Locadia (above), cares for him and his older brother. She is one of the many heroic Zimbabwean grandmothers who are caring for a generation of orphaned children with few or no resources but with much love and determination. Locadia …

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Rafiki Girls

Rafiki Girls’ Centre

Bopoma Villages has partnered with Rafiki Girls’ Centre which offers 20 disadvantaged and vulnerable young women from the Zaka area the opportunity to attend a nine-month vocational training course to help them achieve financial independence. Graduates of the Centre have found employment as nurses’ aides, nursery school assistants, and in beauty salons and the hotel …

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Group of children

Saving Water Day

When Ms. Miedema’s Grade 5/6 class at Timothy Christian School in Toronto chose to focus on clean water for its Social Studies Justice Project, the whole school decided to join in. Their “Saving Water Day” was an overwhelming success! For a full day the students drank only the water they had carried up from a …

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Mutendi School

Bopoma Villages worked with Mutendi School to build a large organic garden for the benefit of orphaned students. Watch this to see how the students expressed their gratitude and joy!

Elias

Welcome Elias!

We are thrilled to welcome Elias to Zaka! Elias is a Thrive trainer from Kenya who will live in Zaka for about one year, teaching biointensive agriculture and nutrition. He is training two local students (who have been to the Thrive training center in Kenya for four months) and working with Bopoma Villages’ team developing farming …

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