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Tonderais at the Tippy Tap

Tonderai’s Tippy Tap

“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 sick. All along we did not wash our hands but now we know what we have to do.” Tonderai is …

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Tippy Tap in use

The Power of Health

“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. Instead of paying for medicine and doctors we can use our small income to buy the things we need.” With …

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Dorcus in her garden

Drip Irrigation

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 Chimedza Village with my mother and I have two children: a boy and a girl. My eldest daughter is doing …

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Four schoolgirls

Five Ways We Help Keep Girls in School

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 fees or uniforms, and illness and inadequate nutrition causing prolonged absences. Here’s how Bopoma Villages is helping overcome some of these …

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Village Banking in Keppure

Table Banking: A Step Towards Self-Sufficiency

This summer, we celebrated the completion of five new boreholes in Zaka. At the same time, we’re aware that a high percentage of boreholes break down because they are not properly maintained. Our solution: Table Banking
Mr. Mudira and his mat

Small income-generating projects make a BIG difference!

Bopoma Villages’ team helps villagers develop small income-generating projects to keep their children in school. Many children are not in school because they lack a birth certificate which is required for registration. Others are chased away by administrators when their families fall behind with fees. Mr. Mudira started making and selling mats from locally available …

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Rocket Stove in use

Rocket Stoves take off in Zaka!

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. Cooking in Africa is usually done over open fires in small huts. The resulting smoke is one of the leading …

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Patricia is very proud to show us her newly constructed kitchen garden.

Gardening Her Way into the Future

Patricia is very proud to show us her newly constructed kitchen garden. 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 Patricia travels close to 12 km by bus …

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Mrs Jani

The Joy of Dish Drying Racks

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 dish drying rack built with the help of friends and community members. With help from other community members, Mrs. Jani is now the proud owner of a …

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Mitchell Todyana

Children With Identity

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 identity card, a passport and other government benefits. A birth certificate costs $25 in Zimbabwe, a sum out of reach …

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Opollinah Keyhole Garden

Woman’s Garden Supports Child in University

Even in June, the middle of Zimbabwe’s winter, Opollinah Nhongo’s keyhole garden has healthy tomatoes, onions, and kale. By contrast, many other gardens in the area lie fallow when the weather gets cold. Opollinah is grateful for the farming and nutrition workshops hosted by Bopoma Villages in her village. “I have learned how important greens …

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Video: New Boreholes in Zaka

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.
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