Story Archive (2012-2016)


Rocket Stoves Take Off in Zaka!

November 29th, 2017|

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 [...]

Climate-Smart Strategy Multiplies Crop Yields

November 23rd, 2017|

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 [...]

A Venture Capitalist’s Perspective

November 3rd, 2017|

"I often feel that the non-profit industry does not manage its money well. Sometimes only a few cents of every dollar actually leads to measurable impact. But for me, Bopoma Villages is a grand exception."

Tara’s New Garden

May 23rd, 2017|

Tara* smiles as she proudly shows us the bundle of kale she grew in her keyhole garden. "We used to have trouble finding vegetables to eat. I have 4 orphans under my care and [...]

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