Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe strategy focuses on three main programmes that includes child and youth development, women empowerment and community involvement all focused on improving the livelihoods of families. Our projects are all family centered in programming and put the vulnerable family members at the center of development.
Women Empowerment Program
Food Security and Livelihood Support Project
The food security and livelihood support project for women is targeted on disadvantaged rural women including grandmothers through drought resistant crop production, goat rearing and nutritional gardening. The project has reached to more than 1000 women headed households including those of grandmothers since 2006. The livelihood project also support the micro finance leading scheme for young women to start viable small scale enterprises to support their families through revolving fund mechanism.
Women Empowerment through Sport Project
The women empowerment through sports project seeks to build the capacity of women and girls to participate in sports with the aim to improve their livelihoods and increase their leadership and decision making role in the community as well as for the women to lead health and fulfilling lives. This will see young women and girls aged below 24 years participating in soccer and netball in 2012/2013 Currently the project is reaching 1 809 girls and young women and girls in Chimanimani and Mutare District.The project also is integrating Gender Based Violence Curriculum developed by Women Win and a Sexual Reproductive Health Education lessons aimed at reaching 400 young women and girls in Chimanimani District in 2012/ 2013 period
Child and Youth Development Program
HIV and AIDS Mitigation project
This is a Family-Centered Care and Nutrition focused project that seek to end Pediatric HIV/AIDS. The project working with 55 caregiver in Chimanimani District is expanding PPTCT and pediatric treatment, care and support including nutritional services and to integrate child and family services with other health services, such as sexual and reproductive health services including family planning in order to improve survival rates and health outcomes for children, HIV-Positive mother and their families. The project is also integrating Childhood TB to support early TB and HIV/AIDS infant diagnosis and early TB and pediatric treatment that will improve survival rates and health outcomes for children. More than 2520 children and families are being targeted form 2011 to 2012 in Chimanimani District
Food security and livelihood support Project
The food security and livelihood support target disadvantaged children with special emphasis on child headed households. The project has reached more than 2000 orphans and vulnerable children through educational support, drought resistant crop production, goat rearing and psychosocial support in Mutare and Chimanimani districts.
Youth Development project
The Youth Leadership development project focuses on developing the capacity of 150 rural and urban youth through trainings in leadership, sexual and reproductive health and life skills development. The program is also extending to urban areas in which it is targeting disadvantaged urban youth in Sakubva and Dangamvura high density suburbs of Mutare in Manicaland Province through improved access to micro-financing for small business, habitation and entrepreneurial skills development. Youth are being trained in entrepreneurship and being mentored to appreciate habitation and employment opportunities.
Community Involvement Program
The project is focusing on biodiversity protection and water harvesting techniques. The project has seen the establishment of the weir along the Chiire River. 180 households from the Hapare –Jinga villages are benefiting from water harvesting as the water will be used for irrigation.Biodiversity protection seeks to develop community led environmental management. The project also seek to improve income and food security among the 180 households in Chimanimani district.
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