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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.
Three children with birth certificates

Much More than a Piece of Paper

Birth certificates provide families living in extreme poverty with access to vital services and opportunities.
Tippy Tap

“Now we are a very healthy family”

Mrs. Matanda is a widow who has devoted herself to caring for her three orphaned grandchildren. Frequent illnesses made life very difficult. "Bopoma came to us at a time when we were in a desperate state."
Tippy Tap

Stopping disease before it starts

Gogo Magavhu is a widow who faces overwhelming challenges caring for her own family as well as her 3-year-old granddaughter.
Woman at Rocket Stove

Rocket Stoves Take Off in Zaka!

Most women in rural Zimbabwe cook indoors over an open fire—with dangerous consequences. Smoke from open fires causes serious heart and lung diseases as well as chronic eye conditions and even blindness.  It’s been estimated that open fires produce as much as 400 cigarettes worth of smoke an hour!  Open fires also expose women and …

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A row of people ditch digging

Climate-Smart Strategy Multiplies Crop Yields

Small-scale farmers in rural Zimbabwe rely on rainwater but inadequate rains in recent years have devastated agriculture, causing widespread food shortages. What little rain falls, quickly evaporates or runs off the dry compacted earth, barely penetrating the dusty soil. Bopoma Villages teaches farmers how to retain rainwater in their soil and store runoff.  Communities across …

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