Safeguarding and Sustainable Livelihoods

Children Tariro project facilitates exchange visit on sustainable livelihoods

Children Tariro project facilitates exchange visit on sustainable livelihoods

20 caregivers under the Children Tariro project visited Headlands Goat Breeders Association (HGBA) for a learning visit. The caregivers drawn 6 Wards of Mutare district. The exposure visit came at an opportune time for the caregivers who received startup kits under the PEPFAR/USAID supported and FACT Zimbabwe implemented Children Tariro Project. The visit was graced …

FACT hand over vehicles for Global Fund-UNDP supported project

FACT hand over vehicles for Global Fund-UNDP supported project

Pictured: Left: Repssi Zimbabwe Country Director Sibusiswe Marunda received the keys from Family AIDS Caring Trust – FACT Zimbabwe Executive Director Gertrude Shumba during the handover ceremony. Right- The fleet of Toyota Land Cruisers that were handed over to partners. 6/6/2022- FACT Zimbabwe presented and handed over nine motor vehicles to Sub-Sub Recipients (SSRs) Jointed Hands …

‘……The Lord shall bless the work of thine hands’……: Deuteronomy 16:15

‘……The Lord shall bless the work of thine hands’……: Deuteronomy 16:15

Community Apprentice facilitator demonstrating how to craft beaded bracelets. 50 women from Kurwaisimba and Rusitu in Chimanimani district participated in bead making training workshop. The training equipped participants with skills and knowledge on designing different types of jewellery using beads, discussing the basic concepts of market identification and linkages, and exploring life skill projects that …

Golden Girls defying the odds after surviving violence.

Golden Girls defying the odds after surviving violence.

Golden Girls is a five-member group from Ward 35 of Makoni district. The group comprises five girls (Elizabeth 18 years, Florence 17 years, Shamiso 17 years, Rutendo 17 years, Vimbai 18 years) who are all survivors of abuse with three of them being teen mothers. Through the FACT Zimbabwe implemented Children Tariro program supported by the …

Loveness’s Story – Defied abuse: Now an agent of change for Adolescent Girls and Young Women.

Loveness’s Story – Defied abuse: Now an agent of change for Adolescent Girls and Young Women.

Loveness Chenjerai Meet 26-year-old Loveness from Chipinge, a USAID/PEPFAR supported district who through her determination and resilience, has become a role model and an inspiration to other girls and young women in her community as a DREAMS mentor. Loveness completed her Advanced Level Studies in 2014, which she passed with flying colors  and had a …

Financial Literacy trainings empowering young people to challenge idleness

Financial Literacy trainings empowering young people to challenge idleness

       Pictured: Left- Some of the cosmetics being sold by Tsungai through the mobile boutique. Right- Tsungai wearing a smile she thought would never be seen as her hope for a brighter future has been rekindled. An old adage says, “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop” a typical scene that characterizes most Zimbabwean …

Sexual Violence Prevention training for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Manicaland

Sexual Violence Prevention training for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Manicaland

Family AIDS Caring Trust – FACT Zimbabwe in partnership with NO Means NO Worldwide with support from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID Zimbabwe has kickstarted a month long virtual IMPower Instructors training. The training of 20 Adolescent Girls and Young Women drawn from Manicaland province seeks to increase girls’ …

Community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic

The realisation of Healthy Communities for A Healthy Nation remains central to the project implementation by FACT Zimbabwe. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching out to communities with the much-needed health related services has been a major setback in project implementation. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, FACT Zimbabwe embraced alternative engagement …

Girls Are Not Brides!!!

Girls Are Not Brides!!!

FACT Zimbabwe, a Christian based national organization working in and through partnerships to improve health and reduce poverty, has noted with concern the alarming spike in child marriages, teenage pregnancies and sexual abuse cases of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) during this COVID-19 pandemic. Child Marriage and teenage pregnancy infringes and negatively impacts on …

Churches Council call for collaborative efforts to end violence and child marriages

The Christian denominations represented by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches have called on all community structures to work hand in hand towards the elimination of all forms of violence and child marriages in Zimbabwe. Speaking during the Chiefs Indaba on Sexual Gender Based Violence and Child marriages, currently underway in Nyanga, Zimbabwe Council of Churches …