Bountiful Children's Foundation

Zimbabwe


Population:  14,862,924 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $1,215 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Zimbabwe:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 33% in 2000 to 31.7% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants increased from 12.4% in 2000 to 12.6% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 98.8 in 2000 to 59.3 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 86.3 in 2000 to 49.6 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 35.3% in 2005 to 23.5% in 2019
    • Wasting decreased from 7.2% in 2005 to 2.9% in 2019

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Zimbabwe

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Zimbabwe in 2014
  • 1617 children and 83 mothers receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

Zimbabwe - History and Demographics

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa. It is a country whose name is composed of three words. "Zi" means "big" or "huge". "Mba" means "house". "Bwe" means "stone". The name comes from the Great Zimbabwe Monuments situated in the city of Masvingo. These monuments are huge stone structures built during the Iron Age by the Bantu people of the Zimbabwe plateau.


 

Bountiful Children in Zimbabwe

In 2013, members from the Bountiful Children's Foundation visited Zimbabwe. During that time, BYU interns screened children in six areas and assigned coordinators in each unit to manage the program. We started distributing children's nutritional supplements in Zimbabwe in July of 2014 to the 500 children enrolled in the initial programs. The supplements, a vitamin enhanced corn/soy blend cereal, are produced for our program by a local manufacturer in Zimbabwe.

Communities in Zimbabwe

Already Adopted

Bulawayo

Gweru

Harare

Marimba Park

Masvingo

Mutare

Nkulumane

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

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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