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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.

“Now we are a very healthy family”

June 12th, 2018|

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."

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 [...]

New Partnership with One Day’s Wages

May 4th, 2017|

Extreme poverty is dangerous and deadly. It attacks families and communities on many fronts simultaneously, plunging them into the downward cycle of malnutrition, disease, inability to work, and hopelessness. To create lasting change, solutions [...]

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 [...]

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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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