Horizon Zimbabwe Report July 2022
We have now reached the harvesting season in Zimbabwe. We are glad that we managed to harvest maize and ground nuts. We are still in the process of grinning them but by the end of July 2022 we will be done. We are expecting to have 30 bags of maize and 40 bags of ground nuts. Our target was to have more yield, but the rainfall pattern was a drawback. This continue pushing us towards the need of having a greenhouse and an irrigation system. We are looking forward to processing our nuts into peanut butter. This can be made easy by a peanut butter machine. We are open to more projects since we have the land.
The output will go a long way in helping orphans and vulnerable children.
We are quite thrilled with the broilers project as an empowerment tool to raise more funds for the orphan care project. We had quite some experiences with the last batches, and we believe that there many learning curves necessitated by the ever-changing environment in the poultry arena. We are delighted that despite the drawbacks of electricity we were able to produce big birds that boosted our market share. We kept 500 birds and successfully slaughtered 475 birds. We sold 400 birds $6 each and gave 75 birds towards the orphan care. We are hoping that our next batch will be able to be more fluid and efficient. We now have 250 birds and we decided to keep a few numbers due to the challenges of electricity and the cold as we are in winter season. Our main concern and or challenge remain electricity and water coupled by the need for better chicken runs / fowls. We are so much delighted with current successes, and we remain hopeful to do more now and in the future. Thank you for your support.
Kids Club & Young-Talk
Sensitization programs is part of our primary goals. We hosted an event girls themed ‘She Counts’ where over hundred girls managed to participate. During the event professionals led topics comprising personal hygiene drive, trauma and mental health care, education and career guidance. There was so much impact with more than 30 girls testifying how life transforming the program was.
We also continue to have children’s clubs. We continue impacting the lives between the ages of 5 to 18. We impact them with Christian education, sports and recreation, life skills transfer and artistic expressions. We wish do continue doing clubs to impact the lives of thousands of kids around Zimbabwe. Blessings,
We are delighted with the church building project in Mt Darwin. Horizon Zimbabwe continues to assist in the construction of the church which will be a center of influence to many souls through the gospel. We are still in the process of building.
The garden project is going on well. We are thrilled to be growing healthy tomatoes, onions, vegetables and carrots in this winter season.
The goat project is going on quite well. Unfortunately, due to lack of adequate water the grazing ground has not been sufficient to keep our goats as healthy. The drought also impacted our maize and groundnuts produce. We were not able to harvest according to our expectations.
We wish to do a chicken project in Mt Darwin. We pray to open a broiler project as an empowerment tool within the community with the proceeds oriented on helping orphans and vulnerable children in Mt Darwin. We exist to ensure that lives of children and other vulnerable members of the society are enriched and transformed in the love of God.
Love Mercy Clinic-Dzivarasekwa
The health system in Zimbabwe continues being a nightmare to many especially the less privileged and vulnerable members of the society. People are dying due to failing to access health facilities. Public hospitals and clinics are not helping people as much and nurses and doctors are often on strike. Their service delivery continues to deteriorate leaving the public at risk. The private hospitals and clinics charges exorbitant prices for their services. There is not much concern by the government due to more economic hardships.All these continue pushing us to have Love Mercy Clinic in Dzivarasekwa operational. A lot of people are suffering from different illnesses. There are chronic illnesses as well, which are more life threatening. The clinic to be renovated on the roof, plumping, tiling as well as furniture to start operating.
Victoria Falls Project
Victoria falls continue to do well. We are having children’s clubs where hundreds of children are being impacted. We continue impacting the lives between the ages of 5 to 18. We impact them with Christian education, sports and recreation, life skills transfer and artistic expressions. We are also praying to build an orphanage and also to do a chicken project.
Dawn view children’s home Project
Dawn View home is almost ready to accommodate orphans and vulnerable children. The home is need of security fence (wall), furniture, kitchen properties, water pump and few interior touch ups. The home is also in need of curtains in all the rooms as well as tiles installation. The plumbing needs to be done as well. As soon as these are available; upon approval of Social Welfare Department, orphans will be accommodated.
Children continue to face some difficulties where they are staying. The reports of abuses comprising sexual, verbal, physical and neglect continue rising. The escalation of such cases amongst the children perpetrated by the heartless adults is so disturbing. We always believe that we have a role to play. Dawn view Home has witnessed transformation of many children and we wish to enroll more as soon as possible.
We also want to start a chicken project in Dawn view. It will go a long way in supporting other needs.
We are grateful with the projects in Buhera. The garden is doing quite well. The stolen solar panels have decreased the availability of water for the garden. We are still cultivating, and hundreds of community members are benefiting. However, the restoration of full production will be ensured by the replacement of the stolen solar panels. Should resource permit the best way is replacing them and tighten the security.
As mentioned in the last quarter, we are glad that in Buhera the construction of the church is now complete. The community members are very much delighted with the project, and many will benefit from the initiative. We are now looking forward building the parsonage and the soak away tank. Bricks are being mold for the sewer soak away. There is more work to do, and this important infrastructure is in dire need of completion.
We continue for resources to continue progressing with the project. Communities will evidently benefit from especially the vulnerable members. We would also want to start a chicken project in Buhera. We would like to empower the community and help the vulnerable members of the society through the broilers project.
Challenges, solutions, future plans
Borrowdale Children’s Home
Challenges: Water supply is in short supply due to water that has gone deep, need to partition rooms for kids as requested by social welfare.
Solutions: Solar installation, drilling more meters deeper, partitioning the rooms for kids.
Future Plans: Having a green house, expand poultry infrastructure, building prescribed cottages as per social welfare requirements. Personal Hygiene Drive Program (Community Based CARE) through the provision of reusable sanitary wear, undergarments for kids, body cream, bathing soap, bathing towels, toothpaste, toothbrush and so on. Renovation of fowl runs.
Needs: registration of the orphanage
Daniel Academy Epworth
Challenges: Classroom block’s roof destroyed by wind, toilet swept away by wind, no water supply, toilet roof destroyed, floor need repair, intruders are building on school premises due to lack of security fence.
Solutions: installation of solar powered borehole,
Future Plans: Personal Hygiene Drive Program (Community Based CARE) through the provision of reusable sanitary wear, undergarments for kids, body cream, bathing soap, bathing towels, toothpaste, toothbrush and so on.
Future Plans: Personal Hygiene drive (Home based care program) through the provision of reusable sanitary wear, undergarments for kids, body cream, bathing soap, bathing towels, toothpaste, toothbrush, building children’s Home.
Dawnview Children’s Home
Challenges: Security Fence, electricity reinstallation, new water booster pump, tiling, toilet repair and plumping, repainting, fixing door locks
Future Plans: Broilers project, installation of security fence Registration of the Children’s Home, taking in orphans.
Challenges: Water is in short supply due to stolen solar panel for the borehole, the borehole system is prone to thieves, children’s club equipment
Solutions: Installation of solar panels, installation of security fence.
Future Plans: Broilers project, Personal Hygiene Drive Program (Community Based CARE) through the provision of reusable sanitary wear, undergarments for kids, body cream, bathing soap, bathing towels, toothpaste, toothbrush and so on, Skills Training Program, repairing of fowl runs, repairing goat kraal, Construction of Pastors’ Parsonage.
Daniel Academy –Dzivarasekwa
Challenges: Water meter stolen,
Solutions: replacement of the meter for water
Future Plans: Personal Hygiene Drive Program (Community Based CARE) through the provision of reusable sanitary wear, undergarments for kids, body cream, bathing soap, bathing towels, toothpaste, toothbrush and so on. Broilers Project.
Love Mercy Clinic-Dzivarasekwa
Challenges: X-ray Machine is needed, security fence, wall painting, tiling.