Stories and Recent News2019-11-01T10:16:04-04:00

Stories and Recent News

Mercy Goes Back to School

April 25th, 2017|

Rather than face the embarrassment of showing up for school without proper clothing or a notebook in which to write, for months, Mercy* pretended to go to school, but instead spent her day hiding [...]

Simbarashe’s Success

April 21st, 2017|

It is the hope of every orphaned child we meet to be part of a family and a community and to attend school just like the other children in their village. However, in rural Zimbabwe, [...]

Tonderai’s Tippy Tap

April 1st, 2017|

“Our lives will never be the same again,” says Tonderai. “Because we did not know the causes of the health problems we were having, we were always repeating the same behaviour that was making us [...]

The Power of Health

February 24th, 2017|

“Thank you for rescuing my family” says Mrs. Mafobo, a widowed mother of eight children and grandmother of fifteen. “My life and my whole family were in a dangerous situation but now we are safe. [...]

Our Response to the Drought

December 12th, 2016|

In the midst of the worst drought in decades, Zimbabweans are facing severe food shortages and wide-spread hunger. Biointensive farming methods are designed to make the best use of minimal water resources. Read our latest [...]

Drip Irrigation

December 5th, 2016|

We recently heard from a woman in Zaka named Dorcus Zinyongo, who developed an innovative way to use drip irrigation in her keyhole garden.  Here is an abridged version of her story: “I live in [...]

Five Ways We Help Keep Girls in School

November 4th, 2016|

Educating girls is vital to raising families (and countries) out of poverty. However, girls face many barriers to attending and completing school such as societal traditions of educating only boys, no money for school [...]

Rocket Stoves take off in Zaka!

September 3rd, 2016|

Salome Chakomoka smiles as she prepares dinner for her family. A mother of three young children, Salome has a lot to smile about as she proudly prepares a meal on her new outdoor rocket stove. [...]

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. [...]

Spring 2016 Newsletter

April 12th, 2016|

Our latest Newsletter is now available. This time we are addressing water issues in Zimbabwe, in light of the recent and pervasive drought in the region. Download Newsletter

Remarkable Recycling in Zimbabwe

April 11th, 2016|

What do a fly trap and a tippy tap have in common? They are both made from empty plastic containers and both help save lives in poor remote villages in Zimbabwe. Simple homemade devices like [...]

A Custom Wheelchair for Willard

April 4th, 2016|

In February 2016, Access Abilities donated a custom-fitted wheelchair to Bopoma Villages for Willard, a young man with cerebral palsy, who lives in a thatched hut with his mother and two brothers in a [...]

Charles Manzuma

February 9th, 2016|

As part of our Healthy Homes program, Charles Manzuma and his family are no longer ill with water-borne diseases because a BioSand Filter, Tippy Tap, safe water storage container have been installed in his house. [...]

Thank you for helping us meet our goal

February 3rd, 2016|

THANK YOU SO MUCH to all those who contributed to our Christmas fundraising drive! $10,000 Canadian was matched by $10,000 US and will bring health and hope to hundreds of children in Zaka. That is [...]

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Loveness: An Overcomer

March 23rd, 2019|

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.

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