Project Goal: $203,829
Nutrition gardens have become a major inspiration for volunteers and children. We have been very thankful that the local traditional chiefs, who are custodians for land in rural areas, have been very supportive to the concept and have allocated land generously for the gardens.
The volunteers started growing crops in the gardens but unfortunately animals began breaking through and helping themselves to the crops. Without the proper fencing protection crops were never going to be safe from the wildlife.
Thankfully, using some of the funds donated to the project, staff were able to organise for a fence to be constructed to save the much needed crops. It was a time of excitement for the volunteers who had been working so hard on the garden.
The garden is now a huge success and has been used to provide nutritious vegetables for the local orphaned children. We have been very pleased at the amount of community support and the participation of local children who actively help out in the garden.
Children made vulnerable by the HIV in Zimbabwe are kept in school by fee assistance and provision of school supplies and uniforms. Orphans are assisted with food and seed packs, milk formula.