Health
 Zimbabwe
Project #2696

Improve Health in rural Zimbabwe

by A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)
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Summary

ASAP will train 24 rural Cluster Facilitators (CF) for 3 days in permaculture, growing and using medicinal herbs and general health issues. These facilitators will then form local health clubs in their respective areas and train 12,000 people in these same health issues.
$2,198
total raised
19
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Life in rural Zimbabwe can be terribly difficult with life expectancy only in the upper 30's. This is due to a lack of health training at schools in the rural areas. The first 5 years of a child's life is crucial with early childhood death a common occurrence. Nutrition at an early age is critical.

Solution

ASAP will conduct a 3-day Health workshop for 24 women CFs on how diseases spread, nutrition, permaculture, growing and using medicinal herbs and general health issues. The CFs will then cascade the knowledge to at least 12,000 women in their home villages.

Long-Term Impact

Over 12,000 villagers will be trained in ways to improve their nutrition, their health and their children's health. This will have an immediate impact on the general health of the rural area with fewer early childhood deaths.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.asapafrica.org/​

Organization Information

A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)

Location: Peachtree City, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.asapempowers.org
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Bara
Executive Director
Peachtree City, GA United States

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