Two boys at the Mbuya Nehanda Children's Home near Harare. Photo © Marcus Perkins/Progressio
We help poor and marginalized people become actors of their own development through enhanced livelihoods, participation in local governance and HIV and AIDS prevention and support.
Working with our partners we are:
• promoting agro-ecology and sustainable, equitable farming approaches and access to markets in order to increase quality of life for poor and marginalised people;
• working to ensure that poor people have sustainable and equitable access to natural resources through sustainable management of forests and water;
• promoting the voices of the poor and marginalised communities, especially women, in order to increase local and national government transparency, accountability and responsiveness to those communities;
• helping to increase the voice, influence and capacity of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and groups vulnerable to HIV to advocate for change and to present key issues to decision makers;
• supporting small companies and the transport sector to develop workplace HIV policies that help employees living with HIV to access prevention and care services, reduce levels of stigma and improve organisational performance;
• contributing towards the reduction of new HIV infections among disabled people though HIV and AIDS information for visually and hearing impaired persons.
Our Progressio ICS volunteers in Zimbabwe are working alongside local young people on community, education, livelihoods or environmental projects.
Our Southern Africa regional office in Zimbabwe also oversees our work in Malawi and a capacity-building project in South Africa and Zambia.
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