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Africare/Zimbabwe

Crops and Livestock Inputs Support
Donor: FAO
Location: Masvingo and Midlands provinces
Purpose: Promote food security by strengthening the capacity of marginalized famers in productive agronomic practices and livestock management

Accomplishments:
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Assisted 6,000 households with crop and livestock inputs
-Began provision of kids to goat-breeding farmers

Drought Mitigation Project
Donor: FAO
Location: Masvingo and Midlands provinces
Purpose: Save large livestock of vulnerable households in semi-arid regions from drought

Accomplishments:
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Sold 822 metric tons of stock feeds
-Saved over 5,600 breeding stock and 3,150 non-reproductive cattle from starvation
-Constructed a feedlot for fattening 100 cattle every three months and encouraged farmers to engage in cattle pen fattening
-Protected more than 18,000 cattle and 1,500 goats from tick-borne diseases with rehabilitated dip tanks.

Health and Nutrition Project
Donor: WFP
Location: Midlands Province
Purpose: Provide nutrition rehabilitation for PLWHA, people with tuberculosis, malnourished nursing mothers and children under 5

Accomplishments:
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Reached out to 4,524 clients and 24,604 household members
-Distributed 2,012 metric tons of food to beneficiaries

Joint Initiative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
Donor: USAID/OFDA
Implementing Partners: CARE, CRS, Mercy Corps and Oxfam GB
Location: Chitungwiza District
Purpose: Increase communities’ resilience to water and sanitation-related shocks such as disease outbreaks

Accomplishments:
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Reached 1,460 households with door-to-door health and hygiene education campaigns and follow-up
-Provided 1,018 households with WaterGuard for point of use water treatment
-Equipped six schools, 10,048 children and teachers, with Rooftop Rainwater Water Harvesting Tanks and training on tank maintenance

Livelihoods Improvement Project
Donors: AusAID /DfID/GRM
Location: Midlands and Masvingo provinces
Purpose: Enhance the economic capacity and food and nutrition capacity of chronically poor households through increased agricultural production, marketing and community-managed microfinance

Accomplishments:
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Assisted 2,000 farmers with crop inputs and training in agribusiness and climate change mitigation strategies
-Provided 1,200 farmers with four breeding goats each and with training in goat production

Seasonal Targeted Assistance Project
Donor: WFP
Location: Midlands province
Purpose: Reduce food deficits in very vulnerable households while strengthening the social protection and livelihoods of drought-stricken communities

Accomplishments:
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Distributed 1,237.89 metric tons of food across 191,567 beneficiaries
-Provided 119,200 beneficiaries with $580,134 in Cash for Cereal

Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Rural Areas of Zimbabwe
Donor: UNICEF
Purpose: Reduce morbidity and mortality due to WASH related diseases, reduce the burden of water collection on women and girls, and improve dignity, basic education outcomes, gender equality and progress toward the MDGs by 2015

Location: Gokwe South and North districts, Midlands Province

Accomplishments:
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Drilled 20 new community boreholes benefiting 6000 people.
-Trained WPCs for the 20 newly drilled water points, totaling 113 WPC members, more than 60% of whom are women
-Trained 19 builders on latrine construction

Location: Bikita and Mhondoro Ngezi districts

Accomplishments:
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Drilled 20 boreholes with fitted pumps currently providing water to 3,760 people
-Constructed 30 squat holes at two primary schools were successfully constructed
-Trained 58 VPMs on operation and maintenance of water sources
-Trained 105 community builders on latrine construction for most vulnerable households