When Kumbirai caught sight of her nephew Kudakwashe walking up to her homestead she called out his name with tears streaming down her cheeks. “…it always troubled me if I ever will be able to see my sister’s son again.”
When Simbisai and Matariro saw the changes in the lives of their neighbours, they got on board and implemented Bopoma Villages’ Healthy Home strategies. Since then, the family has experienced many changes. Bopoma Villages’ staff now describe Simbisai as one of the happiest people in her village.
Like most people in rural Zimbabwe, Bridgette is a subsistence farmer. Her family survives on what she can grow and sell. However, a lack of farming skills and poor sanitation at her home kept her family trapped in the downward spiral of hunger, illness, poverty, and despair.
With no real access to healthcare in rural Zimbabwe, there is a great deal of fear of the spread of COVID-19. Bopoma Villages has launched a household to household education program to teach vulnerable families how they can protect themselves from the pandemic.
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.