Maranatha Orphans Care TRUST is a recognized non-profit community based organization which operates in Matobo District of Matabeleland South Province, in Zimbabwe. It was set up initially, to provide financial, material and psycho social support to orphaned children. Maranatha was also set up to bring together the local community to address HIV with a Unified voice and taking collective action against it.
Vision : To have society where orphaned children’s rights are promoted and protected and they live fulfilled and dignified lives.
Mission :To have society where orphaned children’s rights are promoted and protected and they live fulfilled and dignified lives. To facilitate change of beliefs, attitudes behaviors, laws and policies in order to create an environment free of child abuse.
The CBO also focusses;
- Poverty Alleviation
- Skills Training and Education for school going and non-school going orphans.
- Lobbying and advocating for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.
- Community Awareness Raising Programs on SRHR.
- Service Provision (material, financial and psycho social support for orphaned children).
- Engendered Capacity development of right holders and communities to adequately support orphaned children.
- Enhancing the capacities of home-based care givers so that they can provide effective and appropriate care to the children.
Inkanyezi Development Trust Mission is anon-profit organization set to empower women to live enlightened lives by embracing human rights as women in society
Mission: To provide a transformational development arena for vulnerable groups that will unlock potentials and resist marginalization.
The CBO operates in Umzingwane district and focusses on –
- Community mobilization
- Gender and Human rights promotion
- Policy/Advocacy and Lobbying
- Response / Service Delivery
- Communication and Information sharing
- Monitoring &Evaluation
- Research and response on VAW
Souls Comfort Trust was established by the community of Matshetsheni (Gwanda district) Matabeleland South Province in 2003. It was for the purposes of them seeking strategic interventions to lessen the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS on the communities of women, children, youth and men.
Vision : Souls Comfort Trust envisions informed and empowered communities of women, men, children and youth with adequate health, HIV and AIDS services and sustainable livelihoods.
Mission: SCT is committed to the provision of quality HIV/AIDS AND Human Rights to the communities of women, men, children and youth through awareness raising, provision of education and information dissemination that leads to sustainable behavior change.
The CBO focusses on;
- Sexual Reproductive Health Rights of women and girls
- Sustainable livelihoods through research,
- provision of holistic home-based care including nutrition support,
- psycho-social support, lobbying for adequate treatment
- Enhancement of skills through capacity building training
- Prevention of HIV and STIs infection
- Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and Youth
- Strengthening Treatment, Care and Support
The Haven Trustwas established by professionals from health, lawyers, psychologist, educationist, police and social workers to offer emergency shelter for abused women and their children.
Mission: To lead in the provision of safe accommodation, skills development, information sharing on human rights, sexuality and reproductive health, and HIV and AIDS for abused women and their children.
The CBO operates in Bulawayo Metropolitan province and seeks to;
- Improve and facilitate the rehabilitation of abused women and their children.
- Contribute to the elimination of domestic violence through advocacy and raising public awareness on issues of women and children’s rights.
- Develop and nurture appropriate coping skills for abused women and their children by sharing information and giving advice.
Skills and Technology Hub Instituteis a non profit making CBO operating in Mangwe district Matabeleland South Province which was formed to ensure that women and men, civil society organisations and others championing socio-economic and technological community development have strengthened and improved capabilities, competencies and resources to deliver evidence based, equality and human rights focused interventions
Vision : We are committed to contributing to a rights respecting society where women, men, groups, organisations and institutions championing community development are provided with cutting edge skills, research, information, knowledge and technologies
Mission: SKITHI exists to ensure that women and men, civil society organisations and others championing socio-economic and technological community development have strengthened and improved capabilities, competencies and resources to deliver evidence based, equality and human rights focused interventions.
The CBO focuses on;
- Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
- Local Economic Development
- Food Security and Livelihoods
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Information, Technology & Communication (ITC)
- HIV/AIDS & Health
- Enterprise Development and Support
- Environmental Conservation and Management
- Corporate Governance and Leadership
Midlands Aids Service Organisation (MASO) is an NGO that was established by a group of 9 Gweru Women to respond to the emerging challenges of HIV/AIDS in the City of Gweru in 1991 in order to commence intervention programmes to curtail the further spread of the disease. The organisation facilitate the provision of quality multi-faceted HIV/AIDS services and programmes to various target groups in the Midlands Province and beyond, leading to effective and sustainable interventions aimed at eradicating HIV/AIDS”.
Vision : “Empowered communities able to reduce the further spread and effects of HIV and AIDS and ultimately its eradication”
Mission: “Provision of quality multi-faceted HIV/AIDS services and programmes to various target groups in the Midlands Province and beyond, leading to effective and sustainable interventions aimed at eradicating HIV/AIDS”
The organisation also focusses on;
- Education on gender and offer training including technical support;
- Provide counselling and support;
- Promote self-help activities;
- Public awareness on HIV/AIDS;
- Community based home and orphan care;
- Provide advocacy for AIDS related issues
- Maintain intensive networking with organisations of similar interest.
Batanai HIV & AIDS Service Organizationwas formed in the year 1992 when 12 people living with HIV from different parts of Zimbabwe came together in Harare to discuss their plight as people living with HIV&AIDS. They decided to go back home and start HIV&AIDS support groups. Auxillia Chimusoro, the first woman in Zimbabwe to publicly disclose her HIV positive status came back home to Rujeko T/ship in Masvingo and in the face of stigma, discrimination, ridicule, poverty and sickness, started the first HIV&AIDS support group in the country and called it Batanai. The organisation seeks to empower communities infected and affected by HIV and AIDS by providing services that will enable them to improve the quality of their lives’
Vision: Total Empowerment for Positive Living
Mission: To empower people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS by providing services that will enable them to improve the quality of their lives.
The organisation focuses on;
- Positive Development -Use various community models to empower PLHIV using the health centre-based approach such as support groups, CHASA, CARG, advocacy role model or peer support to empower PLHIV.
- HIV and Advocacy
- Food Security and Livelihoods
- Partnerships and networks
- Research, Monitoring and Communication