World Vision Zimbabwe Annual Report 2019

World Vision Zimbabwe Annual Report 2019

Over the years, World Vision's teams in Zimbabwe have faced both opportunities and challenges. Nonetheless, we have continued to operate with one goal in mind: to positively impact the lives of children in Zimbabwe! 2019 was no different. Despite economic challenges, the devastating impacts of Cyclone Idai and a recurring drought, which affected many of our operating areas, we continue to serve children and their families every day. This report gives an account of the progress and achievements made during the past year. 

Improving Children’s Health by Breaking Harmful Religious Practices

Improving Children’s Health by Breaking Harmful Religious Practices

Through a partnership with the Pfizer Foundation, religious leaders and the government, World Vision teams in Zimbabwe are working to improve access to healthcare, especially for children under 5 years old in hard-to-reach areas.  

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New Clinic commissioned at Fumugwe, Matobo District

With 12 babies born and no recorded deaths, the new maternity wing at Fumugwe Clinic is already contributing greatly to the well-being of the community. Walking nearly 30 kilometers to the nearest clinic was a constant struggle for community members in Fumugwe, Ward 18, often resulting in dire consequences for the ill, sometimes even death.

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World Vision Zimbabwe Annual Report 2018

See the impact of our work had towards improving the well-being of children in Zimbabwe in 2018.

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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


Capital City

22.8 billion

GDP (current US$)
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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.

Our Work

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

Health and Nutrition

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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Livelihoods and Resilience

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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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