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Government lauds Higherlife Foundation

urges HLF to reach more farmers with climate smart agriculture Higherlife Foundation’s climate-smart agriculture is a good example of how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can complement national policies, a top Zimbabwean governmental official has said. Mashonaland East, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Ms Apollonia Munzverengi, said the programme, which has reached about 11,000 farmers nationwide, is ...
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Why there are more women than men in RRA? 

Figures reveal that 65% of farmers receiving support under Higherlife Foundation’s Climate Smart Agriculture Program are women.  This translates to 7,150 women out of the 11,000 farmers receiving inputs and technical support.  The numbers are not a coincidence. They are a result of deliberate program design and decision-making.  Reimagine Rural Africa General Manager, Barbara Chivandire, ...
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10 Facts About the World Water Crisis

784 million people around the world are without basic water access. That’s more than twice the population of the United States.  More people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war.  Two billion people, or about 1 in 4, lack access to a toilet or latrine. Diarrheal diseases, caused primarily by unsafe water and poor ...
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Pfumvudza training renews hope in Shamva

Lorraine of Ward 11 in Shamva entered into a marriage at a young age. At 21, she is already raising two children with her 24-year-old husband in the mining town in Mashonaland Central. The couple struggles to make ends meet, as Lorraine is a full-time housewife who spends her days caring for their children aged ...
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Contributing towards Zimbabwe’s Food Security by 2050

Sustainable Development Goal 2 focuses on the issue of food-seeking to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” This aligns with our work in Rural Transformation and Sustainable Livelihoods (RTSL) to ensure food security in the communities we serve by catalysing the adoption of the climate-smart “Pfumvudza” farming approach. The ...
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Strive Masiyiwa one of four judges at first Annual Africa Netpreneur Initiative

In line with Higherlife Foundation’s commitment to promoting African entrepreneurship, our Co-Founder Strive Masiyiwa was one of four judges this month at the first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) that saw $1 million in prize money awarded to 10 African entrepreneurs.  A flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, the prize aims to support ...
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Higherlife Foundation joins the conversation at Africa Code Week Burundi

Recently our teams in Burundi were part of Africa Code Week, Burundi edition. Since its launch in 2015 by SAP, Africa Code Week (ACW) has become the single biggest coding event worldwide, engaging over 4 million youth and 50,000 teachers on digital learning. During the Burundi edition,  our very own Cynthia Nikobamye, Senior Associate – ...
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