Zimbabwe

We have been providing Mary’s Meals here since 2018. 

We work closely with local partners Mavambo Orphan Care and ORAP (The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress).

Through our trusted partners, we feed hungry children in schools and education centres in Epworth District in Harare and in Goromonzi and Murehwa Districts in Mashonaland East Region. We also have feeding programmes in Umguza District in Matabeleland North Region.

Life in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked, low-income country in Southeast Africa where poor rainfall and erratic weather patterns have a detrimental impact on people’s ability to grow food to survive.

Heads of households are often forced to leave Zimbabwe and seek work in places such as South Africa, leaving their children to be looked after by relatives.

Instead of attending school, children spend much of their time looking for ways to feed themselves and survive.

Mary's Meals in Zimbabwe

We are currently feeding over 120,000 children in 108 schools and places of education.

We feed children between the ages of 4 and 17.

The typical school meal is corn soya blend porridge, boosted with essential vitamins and minerals.

Did you know?

23% of children 
do not complete 
primary school.

63% of people in Zimbabwe live below the International Poverty Line of $1.90 per day.

It’s estimated more 
than 7.7 million 

people will face food insecurity during the peak rainy season.