World Water Day 2022

Making the invisible visible in Zimbabwe

As government, cooperating partners and civil society organisations commemorate this year’s World Water Day under the theme “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible,” World Vision celebrates strides in improving access to clean, safe and adequate water for vulnerable and marginalised communities across its areas of operation in Zimbabwe.

Break the Bias for Adolescent Mothers’ Right to Education
International Women's Day

Break the bias for adolescent mothers’ right to education

With schools re-opening around the world, the effects of pregnancy-related school dropout is yet to be fully calculated. Young mothers are often incredibly resilient, yet so much is placed upon them to overcome.

Angel, an 18-year-old mother attending school in Zimbabwe says '–we as girls need to fight for our future by going to school and supporting each other’, which shows determination but also illustrates the way girls are expected to soldier on their own.

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IGATE helps learners return after COVID-19

Supporting schoolchildren during COVID-19 lockdowns

To ensure a successful transition back to school after COVID-19, our Improving Gender Attitudes, Transition and Education Outcome (IGATE) project conducted Community Learning Circles (CLCs) in various areas. Through CLCs, learners experienced significant positive improvements in literacy and numeracy skills.

Our CLCs reached more than 15,000 learners and promoted resilience and positive coping mechanisms among participants during the lockdown.

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WVZ Annual Impact Report 2021
Our impact in Zimbabwe

Read our 2021 Annual Report

As we faced numerous challenges within our operating context throughout 2021, including the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sought to be more agile and adaptive as an organisation so that we could continue to do the work we have been called to do. We are grateful to our partners and stakeholders who enabled us to achieve more for children than we could ever do on our own.

Click below to learn about the positive impact that we achieved together in 2021.

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.

digital transformation in zimbabwe
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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World Vision Zimbabwe responding to CIVID-19

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.

14.2 million

Population, total


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17.6 billion

GDP (current US$)

Our Work

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

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It takes Zimbabwe

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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Volunteers Save Lives

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.