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Higherlife Foundation’s divine appointment

“Some of the children we get here will be coming from the street,” Faith Karumbidza says. Even before learning Faith is a former solider, you have a strong sense that she is firm, disciplined and the type of person needed to set teenage boys on the path of redemption.  Karumbidza oversees the Northcot Training Centre ...
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Keeping the fight alive: How a 74-year-old grandmother keeps her boys in school

It is mid-morning in Madziwa, a village in Mashonaland Central’s Shamva North District, 137 kilometers northwest of Harare. Gogo Agnes Kasaira leans on her crutch for balance. She is rising from the footing of her rondavel kitchen, and the wall helps her gain ground. Soon as she is upstanding, Gogo Kasaira calls her 15-year-old grandchild, ...
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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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