New foundations in Zimbabwe

The factory shell is a symbol of economic recovery and the resilience of this community. AFSC worked through local partners to provide vocational training and start up kits. To further enhance sustainability, the community members have been organized into saving groups to ensure they have access to funds on rainy days. Representatives from other nonprofits, faith communities, and government ministries participated in the planning process and helped move the project forward. And supporters in the United States provided financial resources to bring the vision to life.  

Hungry for success, Zimbabweans start to build community workspace

Once Farai Gonzo and Jennifer Kazingo, participants of AFSC’s livelihoods project, learned how to construct bed and door frames from steel, the two women realized there was “no time to sit back”—their new skills could help them rebuild their lives and the lives of their neighbors.

Five years in Hatcliffe Extension

Five years after AFSC began working with partner organizations to provide emergency shelter to displaced people in Zimbabwe, we take a look back at how the program has evolved to the point where participants have been able to build permanent residential shelters, pay school fees, and purchase food for their families. 

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