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Story Archive (2012-2016)


November 9th, 2015|

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 [...]

A School With Vision

November 4th, 2015|

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 [...]

Good Nutrition + Better Health = Thriving Kids

October 4th, 2015|

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 [...]

Wesley and Locadia

September 4th, 2015|

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 [...]

Congratulations to our OATS

August 6th, 2015|

Tapera (left) and Victor (right) have just completed a two year program to become Organic Agriculture Trainers (OATs). As part of our team, they are bringing sustainable, long-term change to Zimbabwe through better farming and [...]

Rafiki Girls’ Centre

June 7th, 2015|

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. [...]

Saving Water Day

March 30th, 2015|

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" [...]

Mutendi School

November 15th, 2014|

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!

Responding to Tragedy

November 4th, 2014|

The Bopoma Villages team recently responded to a tragic situation in Zaka: the mother of three children died, leaving them orphans with no family to care for them. The mother was the children's last surviving relative in [...]

Health Department Tests Biosand Filter

October 28th, 2014|

Bopoma Villages' team building Biosand Filters in Zaka The district health department recently tested water from the Nyabise River before and after it was treated with a Bopoma Villages Biosand Filter. The results [...]

Joseph Wasosa: A Local Hero

August 18th, 2014|

How does he do it? Joseph Wasosa is a gentle, thoughtful, and well-spoken man with a cheerful disposition. He is one of our volunteer Care Facilitators, and one of the most inspirational people we met [...]

Welcome Elias!

May 5th, 2014|

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 [...]

No Soap? Try Wood Ash!

March 31st, 2014|

Many people in Zimbabwe can’t afford soap, but wood ash is very effective for handwashing and readily available. In addition to supplying families and schools with BioSand Filters for purifying water, Bopoma Villages’ water team [...]

A Boy Named Tadiwa

March 10th, 2014|

When Elsa, Bopoma Villages’ social worker, found Tadiwa, an eight-year-old orphan living with his grandmother, he was “a lovely boy, clever and ever-smiling.” But Tadiwa he had never been able to go to school and [...]

Komborero Garira

January 3rd, 2013|

As in-country director, Komborero oversees all aspects of Bopoma Villages’ work in Zimbabwe including managing staff, overseeing budgets, supervising construction and liaising with Canadian staff. Komborero holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Education as [...]

Chirara School success

December 22nd, 2012|

  Water Filters and Hygiene Training Reduce Illness at Primary School by 82% In August 2012, the headmistress of Chirara Primary School approached Bopoma Villages concerned about the high incidence of diarrhea among her students [...]

Charitable Status Approved

July 3rd, 2012|

We're pleased to announce that Bopoma Villages has now received charitable status in Canada!  All donations to Bopoma Villages from this point forward will be eligible for a charitable tax credit. We're grateful to live [...]

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Story Archive (2012-2016)

Gardening Her Way into the Future

July 25th, 2016|

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 [...]

The Joy of Pot Racks

June 27th, 2016|

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 [...]

Children With Identity

June 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

Video: New Boreholes in Zaka

April 18th, 2016|

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. [...]

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