• Photo: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

The context

Zimbabwe struggles with severe unemployment, diminishing access to health and education services and a steady decline in purchasing power. Once the breadbasket of southern Africa, it is now food-insecure and lacks the critical infrastructure and support mechanisms needed to help its most vulnerable citizens and stimulate economic growth.

Our work

  • Agriculture & Food: Reducing dependence on food aid by providing training, lowering barriers to credit, and supporting market oriented community development approaches.
  • Children & Youth: Supporting children with disabilities and reducing barriers to their participation in mainstream economic activities.
  • Innovations: Using mobile technology to provide farmers with agronomic extension information, financial and market services.
  • Water: Improving access to quality drinking water and sanitation services and environmental hygiene at community and household levels.