As heads of their households, our participants have to deal with issues they never expected and that demand maturity beyond their years. They must not only take care of themselves but also protect their siblings. Fungai Katinji, pictured below with a few of the Vanavevhu youth, is helping us develop partnerships with local social services offices to ease some of the bureaucratic challenges our youth must negotiate in the aftermath of a parent's death--from certifying a death certificate to obtaining national identification documentation. Her efforts ensure the legal protection and security of their families.
In March of this year, Vanavevhu embarked on a journey to build partnerships with the corporate world, particularly those in tourism. This is how we met the gracious Karen Learmonth of Africa Spectacular. Karen visited Vanavevhu recently and brought with her two complete beehives and two truckloads of horse manure to make top-grade compost.
We are very grateful for Karen's and other generous donations that make our work possible and look forward to an ongoing relationship with companies like Africa Spectacular and the Safari Source.