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.
COVID 19 Response 2020
Through support from Batonga Foundation, we have managed to procure 20 handwashing equipment and 500 sanitisers for 10 girls sporting teams in Manicaland and 1000 face masks have also been distributed by 1 June 2020. Sensitization activities will continue to all our target 20 girls soccer and girls teams and their immediate families and surrounding.
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 3000 women headed households including those of grandmothers IN 2019 alone. 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.
Girls and Young 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 Rights, health wellbeing and increase their leadership and decision making role in the community as well as for the women to lead health and fulfilling lives. This have seen young women and girls aged below 24 years participating in soccer and netball. In the period 2019 to 2020 the project is targeting 4000 girls and young women and girls in Zimbabwe working with Sport Commission and and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. The project will also continue to deliver the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Curriculum and Gender Based Violence Curriculum developed by FIN and Women Win aimed at reaching 4000 young women and girls Zimbabwe during the same 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. 1000 children and families members are being targeted for 2019/2020 in Zimbabwe particularly in Mutare Rural and Mutare Urban and 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 1230 orphans and vulnerable children through educational support, drought resistant crop production, goat rearing and psychosocial support in Mutare and Chimanimani districts in 2019 period.
Youth Development Project
The youth leadership development project focuses on developing the capacity of 150 rural and urban youth through training's 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. The period 2020/21 will increase the number of entrepreneurs to be supported to 200 young people.
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.