Insiza Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

We worked with a local education center to identify youth who would benefit from vocational training. They were trained in income-generating activities such as welding, sewing, wood working, and construction. 26 new savings groups were formed to help parents increase their income and better provide for their children. Two of the savings groups are for people living with disabilities. Savings groups provide interest-earning accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don’t have access to traditional banking services. 273 farmers are now able to grow crops year-round and provide more food for their families as a result of the irrigation system we constructed in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. To improve children’s access to nutritious food, we provided 85 families with heifers and trained these households in livestock management. 8,000 children received vaccinations and deworming treatment when World Vision dispatched a mobile health clinic to rural communities. We constructed 115 new household latrines and 10 school latrines to improve community sanitation. In partnership with community members, we rebuilt seven schools that had been damaged in a storm and improved learning environments for children. Through a partnership with the Department of Social Services, 25 child case workers provided psychological support to children who had been abused.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Protection|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Zimbabwe>Matabeleland South

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Health

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