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Elias

Welcome Elias!

We are thrilled to welcome Elias to Zaka! Elias is a Thrive trainer from Kenya who will live in Zaka for about one year, teaching biointensive agriculture and nutrition. He is training two local students (who have been to the Thrive training center in Kenya for four months) and working with Bopoma Villages’ team developing farming …

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Washing with Wood Ash

No Soap? Try Wood Ash!

Many people in Zimbabwe can’t afford soap, but wood ash is very effective for handwashing and readily available. In addition to supplying families and schools with BioSand Filters for purifying water, Bopoma Villages’ water team provides teaching on hygiene, including handwashing. Handwashing alone can reduce the mortality rate by 40%. These children are learning handwashing …

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A Boy Named Tadiwa

When Elsa, Bopoma Villages’ social worker, found Tadiwa, an eight-year-old orphan living with his grandmother, he was “a lovely boy, clever and ever-smiling.” But Tadiwa he had never been able to go to school and barely survived on handouts from neighbours. With Bopoma Villages’ help, Tadiwa is now attending school for the first time and …

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Komborero Garira, Zimbabwe Project Director

Komborero Garira

As in-country director, Komborero oversees all aspects of Bopoma Villages’ work in Zimbabwe including managing staff, overseeing budgets, supervising construction and liaising with Canadian staff. Komborero holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Education as well as an MBA from the University of South Africa. Bopoma Villages has made a very great impact in this …

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Kids at school

Chirara School success

  Water Filters and Hygiene Training Reduce Illness at Primary School by 82% In August 2012, the headmistress of Chirara Primary School approached Bopoma Villages concerned about the high incidence of diarrhea among her students and asked if her school could receive water filters. Within a few weeks, our team came to the school and …

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Charitable Status Approved

We’re pleased to announce that Bopoma Villages has now received charitable status in Canada!  All donations to Bopoma Villages from this point forward will be eligible for a charitable tax credit. We’re grateful to live in a country that supports charitable activity and continues to encourage its citizens to be generous. Donate Now
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