Mudzi Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

To increase food security, we trained farmers to plant high-protein peas, as well as other nutritious fruits and vegetables, in community gardens where everyone is free to harvest the crops. 551 farmers were trained in livestock management to ensure their animals are of high quality and can garner more income at cattle markets. World Vision educated farmers on seed multiplication, growing crops for their seeds rather than food, to increase their supply of quality seeds for planting. The farmers also stocked community seed banks with their extras so other families without enough could collect from the surplus. 13,000 homes were protected with an anti-mosquito spray as part of our partnership with the Ministry of Health to reduce malaria. Zero malarial deaths occurred last year after we formed six anti-malaria committees to raise awareness of prevention and ensure that all those with symptoms get treatment. Students are benefiting from a better learning environment in two new, fully furnished schools. 186 vulnerable children received tuition support so they could attend school. We partnered with local leaders to organize eight child protection campaigns that raised awareness of child rights in the community.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Advocacy|HIV&AIDS|

Locations

  • Zimbabwe>Mashonaland East

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection

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