The United Church of Canada is supporting Zimbabwe Council of Churches with a four-month food assistance project in Gutu and Bikita districts of Masvingo Province and Chirumhanzu in Midlands Province.
Zimbabwe is reeling from droughts and floods, economic instability, and limited employment opportunities. This situation has been worsened by the pandemic lockdown, which has seen many households lose their livelihoods and income sources and caused inflation to increase by over 700 percent.
Many households are facing hunger. In response, this project is providing maize, beans and cooking oil to 1,947 households (approximately 9,500 people). Priority will be given to the most vulnerable households which include female-headed households, child-headed households, and households where the household head is chronically ill or living with a disability and there are no other family members to help them get food.