Rural Family Nutrition Initiative in Zimbabwe

by A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)
Surplus harvest to sell at the market
Surplus harvest to sell at the market

Some photos from our proevious update about 125 rural women who are now able to harvest crops throughout the year in Zimbabwe

The rural market is an outlet after family needs are met
The rural market is an outlet after family needs are met
Women barter for sugar cane at the local market
Women barter for sugar cane at the local market
Training by ASAP is essential for success
Training by ASAP is essential for success

125 rural women are now able to harvest crops throughout the year in Zimbabwe, thanks to the home drip irrigation kits and training they have received through ASAP Africa. Nutritious fresh vegetables are being enjoyed, even now in August – four months into the cold, dry winter season! To state that these home drip irrigation kits have improved the quality of life is an understatement – they are actually a lifeline; a means for survival in a country that is experiencing unprecedented economic hardships. Please help strengthen this lifeline by contributing today.

Granny fills her drip irrigation kit
Granny fills her drip irrigation kit

The rains in Zimbabwe arrived in late November. Let's hope they continue and the country enjoys a bumper harvest in 2008. Inflation is now over 1,500% and life is increasingly difficult with each passing day. Please take the time to enjoy our newsletter and to contribute to this worthwhile project.


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ASAP in Zimbabwe has received 35 drip irrigation kits, thanks to the funding received from the Rural Family Health Initiative project so far. Regai Tsunga, Zimbabwe Country Director, is happy to report that these kits are now installed and dripping! 35 community leaders have received training in use and maintenance of the kits and are busy establishing demonstration gardens to help gain acceptance and understanding in their village. Each of these women have identified ten of the neediest families in their area to receive a drip irrigation kit soon.

These are the families caring for the greatest number of orphans or plagued by unusually difficult circumstances. Commonly, the selected recipient will be a granny or “go go” living in rural Zimbabwe. As middle-aged working parents, once resident in the cities, die from HIV/AIDS related illness, surviving children are commonly sent to distant relatives in the rural areas. Life is less expensive here. Survival depends on crop production.

By the end of September, if further funding is received for this project, these extremely needy families will be in a position to not only feed these orphans, but have surplus crops to fund school fees and other needs. Your donation is appreciated…


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A Self-Help Assistance Program (ASAP)

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

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