FACT is a Christian-based AIDS service and development organization operating in Manicaland, Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe and in Harare. We were instituted in 1987 as Zimbabwe’s first AIDS Service Organization (ASO).
It rapidly transformed itself to be a broad community centred and supported organization. Its sources of support, integration, association and target have grown to cover the broader community structures. Initial focus on HIV has been expanded to cover broader developmental issues such as livelihoods, wider health concern, capacity development and research. Overall, FACT has graduated from its day of inception to become one of the broad based national NGOs supporting communities and development needs of Zimbabwe and the region.
Volunteers remain one of the key pillars of FACT’s progress. They provide care and counselling services to HIV-infected and affected individuals and households. There are over 1 400 volunteers who are actively supporting FACT’s work in Zimbabwe.
Thus, FACT has not only evolved as a development organization but as a model which over the years has been adopted by related entities in Rusape, Nyanga, Chiredzi, Masvingo, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Buhera, Zvishavane, Gweru and across the borders of Zimbabwe in Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.