Zimbabwe Screening: Harare March 21, 2014 Our goal was to cover the entire country of Zimbabwe. Luckily, most of the stakes and districts lie on the highway running southwest from Harare to Buluwayo. We started our journey by flying from Johannesburg, South Africa to...
Zimbabwe population: 14,862,924 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $1,215 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Nutritional Supplements Used:
- Vitamin enhanced corn/soy blend cereal produced locally
Fact from UNICEF / WHO / World Bank:
Stunting: 149.2 million
Stunting affected an estimated 22.0 per cent or 149.2 million children under 5 globally in 2020
Source: Levels and trends in child malnutrition, 2021
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa. It is country whose name is punctuated into three words: Zi means Big or huge. Mba means house. Bwe means stone. The name comes from the Great Zimbabwe Monuments situated in a city called Masvingo. These are huge stone structure built during the Iron Age by the Bantu people of the Zimbabwe plateau. The capital city is Harare and for me I live in Gweru, which is located in the middle of Zimbabwe. I was born on 24 July 1985 in Kwekwe. I am the first born in a family of 5 girls. Upon finishing my Secondary Education I moved to Gweru hoping to find a job to sustain myself and my siblings. Things were tough as the economy of our country collapsed, A lot of people lost their jobs and industries closed. I managed to get a job in a small shop and worked there, and then it closed down. In 2002 I met the missionaries who introduced me to the restored gospel and I got baptized. I was called as a secretary in primary and then as primary president. I served in primary for 5 years. Then I was called as the Relief Society president. In 2005, the Lord prepared for me my eternal companion. I met Richard Kwenda who had just returned from serving his mission in Kenya Nairobi Mission, we started to date and we eventually got married for time and eternity in Johannesburg South Africa Temple in 2010.We are blessed with two children a boy and a girl. My husband is the second counselor in the branch presidency. In February 2013, I received a call from my stake president to be a representative of the Bountiful Children’s Foundation and I accepted. After the call I searched more about the program on the internet because I wanted to learn more of the program. I met with the representatives who had come to Zimbabwe to do the first screening and after that it took more than 4 months for the program to kickstart. I am very happy to be part of this program of helping the kids. Looking at the economic situation in my country where unemployment is over 95% and almost 65% of Zimbabweans live on less than US$1 per day. I am glad that I was chosen to be the country coordinator. I know that we can make this program a success and help the malnourished children around the world. May the Lord Bless those that donate their monies for this program to run successful and those that sacrifice their time to be volunteers.
Bountiful's Community Coordinators
Community coordinators serve with Bountiful as volunteers. They organize other local volunteers and together conduct screenings, train families, distribute locally-purchased supplements, and follow up on infant development.
Considering A Donation?
100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.
- $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
- $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
- $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
- $500 = feeds an average community for a month
- $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year
Distributing Supplements in Zimbabwe
Our mission is to provide nutritional supplementation to malnourished children and pregnant/nursing mothers as well as to teach health and cognitive development skills to families in the areas we serve.