Mutasa 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.
Three community care coalitions were equipped with income generating projects, such as raising pigs and cultivating banana crops, to raise money for orphaned children's school fees. 45 households gained access to more food security year-round after we constructed a new irrigation system. To improve community health for children and adults, we trained village health workers in testing for and treating malaria. 6,000 children received vaccinations, including those that prevent diarrheal illnesses, when World Vision partnered with the Ministry of Health on a health campaign. Healthcare workers focused on getting fathers' support for the campaign in particular. Community leaders took part in a series of meetings that equipped them to handle cases of child abuse and child rights violations.
- Economic Recovery and Development