Food and Self-Reliance for 400 Orphan Families

Jun 20, 2012

In Zimbabwe

A boy and his goats
A boy and his goats

My family and I are spending the summer in Zimbabwe, seeing first hand and in detail how the projects AFCA has supported are doing.  We are also having the amazing opportunity to deliver livestock and experience the joy felt by the guardians and children who receive the gifts.  We are simply loving every minute of this adventure, even when we don't have electricity or water for 24 hours at a time.  Wednesday is a good day because we have both water and electricity all day long...the only day of the week.

Yesterday, we delivered 60 goats to 20 families in a small village called Coronation, outside a town called Masvingo.  It was so exciting!  I got to tag ears while a veterinary vaccinated the animals.  We handed them out to the families and rejoiced as they sang, clapped and stomped, showing their happiness at the gift.  They know that if they follow our process, they will soon become self-reliant, able to pay for their own medicines, school fees, rents, and food.  This is our goal - work ourselves out a of a job.  We have a long way to go, but little by little, we will get there.

Thank you for being part of this great work!  We couldn't do it without you.  If you'd like to follow our adventure, please check out


Thank you from Masvingo
Thank you from Masvingo



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Project Leader

tanya weaver

Harrisburg, PA United States

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Map of Food and Self-Reliance for 400 Orphan Families