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Tippy tap handwashing station

Bopoma Villages Launches Emergency Response to COVID-19

With no real access to healthcare in rural Zimbabwe, there is a great deal of fear of the spread of COVID-19. Bopoma Villages has launched a household to household education program to teach vulnerable families how they can protect themselves from the pandemic.
Mr. and Mrs. Vushe and their keyhole garden.

A Love for Gardening Unleashed

The Vushe family used to live in extreme poverty and suffer from poor health. With clean water and training in biointensive farming and simple health strategies, that has all changed. There are solutions to extreme poverty that work.
Portia and her garden

A Household Garden Puts Portia’s Family on a Path out of Poverty

Training in biointensive farming equips subsistence farmers to increase their yields without chemical fertilizers or chemicals. With better nutrition, improved health, and a small income, Portia and her husband have renewed hope for their family's future.
Ronika and her cousin Nokutenda

Hope and a Future for Ronika

Bopoma Villages team works with families and communities to overcome the obstacles that prevent girls from attending school regularly, or at all.
Three women at a borehole

How does Bopoma Villages keep clean water flowing?

Women and girls in Africa lose an astounding 40 billion productive hours every year walking for water—water that frequently makes their families sick. Bopoma Villages drills wells that provide communities with clean water, and give women and girls more time to grow food, go to school, and earn an income. But how do we keep …

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Flytrap in Mutambi Village

“Bopoma Villages has returned my smiles…”

"Bopoma Villages has returned my smiles back again which I never imagined. I am fit and smiling again with my little grandson at school." - Mrs. Marufu
Mrs. D

Better Health: A Path out of Poverty

"I was confused about solving these sanitation problems in my home. Now I have the answers and my children are happy to be in school without any problems to their health." - Mrs. Derembwe
Photo of Mrs Masikati and her water filter

“Water filters…have taken us from a disaster”

Mrs. Chagwiza is one of our wonderful volunteers from Matiza village. She is a role model in her community and is dedicated to seeing every family in her village healthy and strong.
Mother and child in front of their home

Loveness: An Overcomer

When food was scarce, Loveness and her boys sometimes had to resort to searching for edible plants and fruits in the forest. But now Loveness has a renewed sense of hope and power over her circumstances.
Photo of Manuel Charumbira

Celebrating World Water Day with Mrs. Charumbira

Kusvada used to obtain water from a stream contaminated by sewage from the local hospital. Health problems were common - but not any more!
Two teens in Zaka

A Family for Sydney

We are committed to finding a family for every child.
Mrs. Zvidzai and family

A Simple Solution to a Deadly Problem

Mrs. Zvidzai is protecting her family from deadly health problems by building a rocket stove and taking her cooking outside.
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