Zimbabwe is suffering through the worst drought in more than 35 years. This year has been hot and dry with virtually no rainfall from December to February, normally the wettest months. The crop yields are very poor, and as most rural Zimbabweans are subsistence farmers and only eat what they can grow, hunger and malnutrition […]
What do a fly trap and a tippy tap have in common? They are both made from empty plastic containers and both help save lives in poor remote villages in Zimbabwe. Simple homemade devices like fly traps and tippy taps are easy to construct using low or no-cost locally available materials. These simple implements protect
In February 2016, Access Abilities donated a custom-fitted wheelchair to Bopoma Villages for Willard, a young man with cerebral palsy, who lives in a thatched hut with his mother and two brothers in a remote village in rural Zimbabwe. “We are so grateful to be able to help you help Willard” says co-owner Kirstin Courtney.
As part of our Healthy Homes program, Charles Manzuma and his family are no longer ill with water-borne diseases because a BioSand Filter, Tippy Tap, safe water storage container have been installed in his house. Healthy adults can work and care for their families, and healthy children can grow and learn!