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Orphans and Vulnerable Children

HOPE worldwide Zimbabwe (HOPE) was assigned to work in Mufakose by the Department of Health in 1992 to form and work with Support groups of people living with HIV. The groups, mainly made up of women, were provided care and support as well as prevention programs. They were also involved in income generating activities which included Peanut butter making and sunflower oil pressing with the support from Standard Chartered Bank of Zimbabwe.
The burden of AIDS left many children orphaned and in a vulnerable state in this community, and the OVC were further challenged by the limited support from Non Governmental organizations (NGOs), hence the shift to focus on this vulnerable group.

More than a thousand children have been reached from 2010 to date through education and psychosocial support, through payment of primary school fees and facilitation of ‘Kids clubs’  in the five social centers.


PROVIDE:  services that meet the child’s basic needs

PROTECT:   reduce vulnerability of children and the risk of abuse

PROMOTE:  the inherent capacity of OVC, their caregivers and the communities through dialogue, education, skills and job development.