Once an agricultural giant, Zimbabwe is now heavily dependant on foreign aid. The past decade has seen the closure of many companies and Zimbabwe has one of the highest unemployment rates on the continent. Many young men and women are moving abroad looking for better economic prospects. However, sadly they are often caught up in illegal activities, such as the drug trade and diamond panning.
But it is not all doom and gloom. Zimbabwe has been blessed with a good education system and natural resources. HoneyWorld came out of a desire to establish a long term sustainable income generating project for the rural communities of Zimbabwe. While hand outs from NGOs can solve immediate needs, it is projects like Honey World which will transform these communities long term.
The project employs women and other at-risk community members in the production of honey. Through providing the capital for the start-up of this project, Anglican Aid is helping support HoneyWorld to the point of income sustainability. It's projects like these that will ensure Zimbabwe's future economic growth and independence from foreign aid. The recent installation of beehives in the village (pictured) marks the beginning of HoneyWorld's journey to self-sufficiency.
Donations for this project are tax deductible.
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How encouraging to hear from Honeyworld Zimbabwe's Tawanda Masango who has now travelled to Rusitu village in eastern Zimbabwe, the location of Honeyworld Zimbabwe and part of the region struck by Cyclone Idai in March 2019. Tawanda and colleagues have developed a plan for rebuilding homes and restoring work and income opportunities in the remote region.Continue reading