Vanavevhu provides food, healthcare, education, and targeted training to facilitate the financial self-sufficiency of child-headed households in Zimbabwe.
Our mission at Vanavevhu is to provide support in the way of food, health care and education, as well as targeted training, to promote the financial self-sufficiency of child-headed households affected by the AIDS pandemic and the economic and political crisis in the Matabeleland region of Zimbabwe.
What We've Achieved
- Vanavevhu has stabilized the lives of these at-risk youth by providing reliable assistance with food, education, and the cost of utilities, along with workshops that capitalize on their already formidable entrepreneurial instincts.
- Vanavevhu participants have learned candle making, built beehives, and started a market garden as an income-generating enterprise to support their families and Vanavevhu operations.
- Reticent and suspicious children, with little reason for hope, have become confident and engaged young women and men.
- Vanavevhu has validated the concept that isolated youth can be brought back into mainstream society to be viewed as productive members of the community.