Poverty Atlas, ZIMSTATS (2015) reported that poverty prevalence for target Districts was above 60%. Target areas are remote and deeply entrenched in cultural practices which exacerbate the spread of HIV/AIDS for example wife inheritance, girl-child pledging, and Dry sex is highly practiced. Long distances between communities, training institutions, district Hospitals, and information dissemination centers. No AIDS Service Organizations are implementing HIV/AIDS awareness in districts.
95% unemployment levels among women which resulted from early early marriages for girl child as a coping strategy during socio-economic hardships. The problem is further reinforced by cultural practices such as wife inheritance and property dispossession on widows exposing them to HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities and food insecurity. Girls and young women decide to drop out of school in a bid to leverage the burden of family care and support. Women are primary beneficiaries
Youth, widows, and women will be trained with HIV/AIDS and livelihood skills. Trained participants will become economically self-reliant through running income-generating projects and be able to support their families through improved food security at the household level, school fees, and basic needs as well as self-employment. Empowered women and youth will be able to make independent decisions on their sexual and reproductive health and reduce HIV/AIDS transmission and stigmatization.
By year end 2021:- 20 000 people will have access to food security within the community through local suppliers; 5000 women will be directly employed and earning income from the implemented project; 95% of target community area population will have access to HIV/AIDS services including testing and ART programming; reduce wife inheritance by 90%, reduce school drop-out by 80%, reduce early marriages by 95% and increase primary enrollment by 20% through feeding scheme in primary schools.