ZIMBABWE

In Zimbabwe, children are preyed upon for forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation.

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ABOUT THE COUNTRY

Zimbabwe, which was once referred to as the “breadbasket of Africa,” has suffered through economic collapse, drought, and an AIDS epidemic. Tragically, this has made poverty the norm. The country has the highest percentage of orphans in the world because of the spread of AIDS. Out of its 13 million residents, 7 million are children and over 1 million of those children are orphans. These children are in danger of being trafficked for forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. They battle every day to find food to eat. According to UNICEF, over 5,000 children under the age of five die every single day in Eastern and Southern Africa due to hunger. That means these children, who have very little food to eat, are dying because they don’t have the strength in their bodies to be victorious against simple things like diarrhea or a common cold.

THE FACTS

64%
POPULATION
LIVING BELOW $2/DAY
PROGRAMS:
3
PROGRAM TYPE:
VILLAGE MODEL, SCHOOL, LEARNING CENTER

13,182,908

Population

2,203

NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED

66%
POPULATION
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
RELIGIONS

Sycretic 50%, Christian 25%, Indigenous Beliefs 24%

LANGUAGES

English (official), Shona, Sindebele

THE PROGRAM

VisionTrust is partnering with a committed Zimbabwean couple, Davison and Yana Zhou, who have a passion to change the lives of orphans in their country.  Through Learning Centers, Schools, and our Village Model, we are able to feed, educate, and disciple thousands of children, teaching them that God has a plan for their life.  We’re working with local chiefs in villages across Southern Zimbabwe who have high numbers of orphans in their villages and who have shown that they are actively trying care for these orphans.  We help them care for their orphans by providing a locally engineered, highly nutritious porridge for their orphans a few times a week. We also train the village farmers to effectively use fertilizer, so they can eventually develop a sustainable food source for the orphans in their country.

Meet the Kids

TH002 Bilokee Grace Learning Center

Anchalee Htong Ron

$40.00 / month

SL002 El Shaddai Learning Center

Isaac Brown

$40.00 / month

NP002 Tinkhande Learning Center Dhading

Pratikshya Sapkota

$40.00 / month

MY010 Pwo Kayin Hostel

Maung Chit Paing

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Wilmarti Ventura Mejia

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Welinton Ozuna Henriquez

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Luz Maria Alcantara

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Dary Luis De Los Santos Cueva

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Robert Yohansi Santana Solano

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Randy Nilson Alcantara

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Mairenis Encarnacion Pena

$40.00 / month

DR016 Ovejitas del Rey

Julio Reison Erasme Arias

$40.00 / month
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MEET OUR LOCAL HERO

Davison Zhou was born as one of 14 children to a polygamist. He began working in a factory as a young teen while attending evening school to receive his high school diploma. In 1998 Davison and his family moved to Colorado, where he received a Master’s degree from seminary. After graduating, they returned home to minister to the orphaned and impoverished.