Women fight hunger in through community gardens

Women fight hunger through community gardens in Robert Sinyoka

Community and nutrition gardens play an important role in enhancing food security and dietary diversity to combat malnutrition. They have become a source of livelihoods for most women (especially widows) and families in Zimbabwe, considering the low rate of employment and the unstable economy.

New leadership in Zimbabwe

Assan Golowa appointed as new Country Director

Mr. Assan Golowa has been appointed as World Vision's new Country Director for Zimbabwe with effect from 1st October 2021.

Assan is a Malawian national with over 20 years of local and international experience in the development sector. He is returning to World Vision after a seven-year break. 


Redefining child sponsorship through Chosen™

Poverty deprives vulnerable children of something as simple as ‘choice.’ With the launch of World Vision's Chosen™ initiative in Zimbabwe in December 2020, World Vision is helping to give the power of ‘choice’ back to the children by allowing them to choose their sponsors, as opposed to sponsors choosing them.

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National Director's Blog

From challenges to opportunities: Promoting digital transformation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has gone through various challenges over the years, more recently having to deal with increased natural disasters, renewed food shortages, severe economic shocks, and most recently COVID-19. As he serves his last week in office, Emmanuel Isch, outgoing National Director for World Vision in Zimbabwe, reflects on how we have embraced change as a team to help address the most pressing challenges.

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2020 Annual Report - Zimbabwe
Our impact in Zimbabwe

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In the midst of several challenges, World Vision worked with various partners throughout the year to restore hope to the vulnerable across the country through a multi-sectoral approach.

Click below to learn about how your support helped us make a difference for children and communities in Zimbabwe!

IGATE 2020 Highlights

Celebrating girls who are overcoming assorted challenges to continue learning and growing

Through community engagement under the Improving Gender Attitudes, Transition and Education outcomes (IGATE) project, out-of-school girls are equipped with functional literacy, numeracy, entrepreneurial and other vocational skills that enable transitioning to the next level of life.

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Unleash your hidden hero!

Isolated in unsafe homes, sent to work or pushed into early marriage, millions of boys and girls could be facing physical, emotional and sexual abuse as result of the pandemic. 

Please sign our petition to help us call on governments and institutions to urgently increase funding for health, education and other social services that protect children from all forms of violence and abuse, especially for girls and boys at greater risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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Promoting COVID-19 preparedness at Tongogara Refugee Camp

The Ministry of Health & Child Care categorised the Tongogara Refugee Camp as a "high-risk area" for a potential outbreak of COVID-19. To prepare for this, the UNHCR and its partners in the camp have constructed an isolation facility, with World Vision leading in ensuring that all water supplies for the isolation centre are installed and adequate in the event of an outbreak.

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World Vision's response to COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

World Vision Zimbabwe has initiated a response to the coronavirus. Resources are being mobilised with the aim of reaching a million people. Not only are we responding to the need for protective and hygiene items, but also preparing to meet the needs for psychosocial support, and future preparedness for an epidemic outbreak. In a statement, World Vision Zimbabwe, National Director, Emmanuel Isch said they are currently seized with raising awareness to the communities and the most vulnerable.




World Vision began operating in Zimbabwe in 1973, primarily providing assistance to children’s homes and offering relief to Zimbabweans in camps and institutions.

After independence in 1980, our focus changed to rehabilitation and small-scale development programmes as the country absorbed exiled and previously displaced groups.

Over the years World Vision has transitioned to large-scale community development programmes designed to address community needs, with a specific focus on children, using participatory planning approaches and ensuring sustainability.

Today, World Vision is the largest humanitarian organisation in Zimbabwe, operating relief and development projects across the country benefitting more than 2 million people each year.

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GDP (current US$)

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Improving the lives of children, families and communities through development programming and humanitarian assistance.

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to end sexual violence

Ending violence against children requires all of us. See how we are working to end sexual violence in Zimbabwe.

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UNFPA estimates that more than 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa are living with fistula with 50,000 to 100,000 new cases added annually. Without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment, obstetric fistula leaves women and young girls leaking urine and often leading to chronic medical problems and other emotional challenges.