Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe


Who we are


Background: Founded in 2003, Family-In-Need Trust of Zimbabwe is a community based development organisation which is dedicated to reduce poverty through economic empowerment of disadvantaged families of our communities especially that of women and young people.


Family-In-Need Trust (FIN) is a private sector initiative that is registered in Zimbabwe as a not-for-profit trust organization (MA633/06). Our programming focus on disadvantaged rural and urban women and children in Manicaland focusing on Chimanimani and Mutare Districts.



FIN Vision: A well established model for the reduction of poverty that undermines family and community life especially that of women and young people.


FIN Mission: Reduce poverty through integrated, sustainable community based initiatives. 


FIN Goal: The development of holistic, integrated approaches to build the capacities of marginalized communities to drive their own social and economic development, leveraging linkages with local , national, and international environment and thus creating systematic change towards becoming a vibrant and sustainable economy and social structures.


FIN Objectives:

  1. Develop community capacity, especially among women and young people, in life skills, family and community values and sensitive and responsible leadership;
  2. Increase the capacity of families, individuals and communities to follow healthy and defensive life styles;
  3. To mobilise families and communities to work together, optimising their institutional capacity to support sustainable and integrated development; and
  4. Increase community capacity towards sustainable economic development especially among women and young people who are economically marginalized.

Family-In-Need programmes focus on ten core values

  •  Participatory: - Commitment to jointly explore problems and solutions with local organisations and other stakeholders in the intervention.
  • Equity and Non-discrimination/ inclusiveness: - Work towards bridging the gap between extreme wealth and poverty.
  • Gender sensitivity: -Gender sensitive staff that raises awareness of gender imbalances and seek opportunities to redress these imbalances.
  • Rights of Access and ownership: - Work towards equitable rights of access to resources including information.
  • Sound Environment and Sustainable Development: - Ensure that interventions have sustainable benefits and improve on the quality of the environment.
  • Integrity and honesty (be truthful to the children and communities and among colleagues within the organization)
  • Confidentiality
  • Fairness/ Justice
  • Transparency
  • Love and compassion

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