Nyanga North 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.


World Vision trained 1,000 small business owners on bookkeeping and business management so they could succeed and generate additional family income. 90 farmers learned about conservation farming, a sustainable way to farm that makes the most of the water that’s available, boosts soil fertility, and helps prevent erosion. 675 farmers were trained in livestock management so they could provide more food for local families. 20 churches attended advocacy trainings about HIV and AIDS, spearheaded by World Vision and the Ministry of Women Affairs, in order to strengthen health initiatives. Children with disabilities gained better access to healthcare as a result of our training of village healthcare workers on their primary care. 20 churches and faith-based organizations addressed maternal and child health issues by setting up community gardens and encouraging parents to take their children to the health clinic for essential healthcare. To increase access to clean water and sanitation for community households, we drilled one borehole well, rehabilitated seven wells, and constructed 74 latrines. We trained four schools in chicken raising so they can sell eggs and use the profits to provide school fees for orphaned and vulnerable students. 73 community workshops were hosted on the importance of relationships between teachers and parents and increased parent participation in children's education. To improve computer literacy we provided Chiwarira Primary School with computers and trained 10 teachers on basic computer skills. The school set up a computer lab to improve the pass rate among students. We conducted child rights awareness trainings for community leaders so they could closely monitor the lives of underprivileged children in their villages.

Cross-cutting issues



  • Zimbabwe>Manicaland


  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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