A Family for Kudakwashe

AfEight-year-old Kudakwashe (in above photo, not his real name) never knew his father. Sadly, he was abandoned by his mother who suffered from serious health issues. He was left with his stepfather but was later apprehended by the Department of Social Welfare and brought to Bopoma Villages due to physical abuse in the home. Our …

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Simbisai uses her newly built dish drying rack

Simbisai–now one of the happiest people in her village!

Simbisai and Matariro live in Muneri village with their three children ages 16, 10 and 3. Matariro has a heart condition which makes it difficult for him to perform manual labour leaving most of the burden of providing for the family to Simbisai. Like most of the residents of Muneri village, the family draws its …

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onions for market

Change can start with a bundle of onions

Chengeto's family is on a new path towards better health and immunity, and self-sufficiency with skills in biointensive farming.
Man planting fruit tree sapling

Rainwater Harvesting + Fruit Trees = Abundant Harvest

An important component of Bopoma Villages’ agricultural program is training families and communities in methods of rainwater harvesting.
Rocket Stove

“I am back on my feet again…”

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.
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
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