Like most people in rural Zimbabwe, Bridgette is a subsistence farmer. Her family survives on what she can grow and sell. However, a lack of farming skills and poor sanitation at her home kept her family trapped in the downward spiral of hunger, illness, poverty, and despair.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
"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
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.
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.