World Vision in Zimbabwe FY 20 Quarter 3 Newsletter

We continue to support our communities in the fight against COVID-19 whilst ensuring we stay safe. It has been a season of adjusting to 'new norms' and in this edition, the finance team gives us a peek into how they have done this, while staff members Mthabisi Msimanga, Jephiter Tsamwi and Wilson Ncube share with us their experiences of working from home.

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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. 

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WVZ_Fact_Sheet_July 2020 update

World Vision Zimbabwe Fact Sheet July 2020 update

World Vision has been in Zimbabwe for over 47 years, working with communities, partner NGOs, local and donor governments, and the private sector, to deliver high impact child focused programming. Find out more by downloading it.


Rebuilding after Idai: Parents come to the rescue of primary school children in Manjokota Village

The community, collaborating with the Ministry of Education and World Vision's Zimbabwe office (and supported by the Disaster Emergency Committee), came together to build new classrooms for the school.


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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Viamo ensures education continues in the midst of crises

In the midst of the educational uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, World Vision is leading a consortium in Zimbabwe called 'Education in Emergencies', which comprises of Plan International and Save the Children to ensure education continuity. Funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, the project is spearheading the use of the first ever mobile-learning-based platform in the country called Viamo (Via Mobile).


Humanitarians at heart: A story of World Vision staff’s compassion and cooperation

It truly is the kindness of strangers that can alter a person’s life. And the World Vision staff in Menyezwa have demonstrated that although humanitarians do get paid to extend a helping hand, outside of their jobs, most of them are just everyday people with everyday problems, but with special hearts to serve!

Improving access to education

World Vision is improving access to education for children in Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 lockdown

When disasters strike, they affect everyone including the most vulnerable. Children are always a vulnerable group in any emergency and the coronavirus pandemic has changed how millions around the globe, including Zimbabwe, are educated. Amid the public health emergency, schools in the nation had to shut down abruptly in an attempt to contain the spread on the COVID-19 virus.


World Vision Quarter 2 Zimbabwe Newsletter

During one of the hardest quarters we have ever faced as a National Office in Zimbabwe. We continued to work tirelessly to positively impact the lives of children in the country. This newsletter gives a snapshot of key highlight during the second quarter of our 2020 Fiscal Year (January - March 2020).

World Vision Zimbabwe responding to CIVID-19

World Vision in Zimbabwe responding to COVID-19 pandemic

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 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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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 billion

GDP (current US$)
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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.

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

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