The ENGAGE project aims to improve the livelihood of 5,000 smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe. Farmers in Zimbabwe often struggle with very low prices of their produce, which can impact the ability of girls to finish school, mothers to provide good food for their children, and parents to prioritise health and wellbeing. Teaching farmers about value chains, supporting their participation in village savings and loans groups, and helping their development of micro enterprises all leads to a more competitive agricultural sector and inclusion of people with disabilities.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).
8 out of 10 Zimbabweans are unemployed.
32% of Zimbabweans have stunted growth.
Friday is a father, a farmer and a poet. He stands on the edge of his plot, reflecting on a history of hunger brought on by his family’s poverty. “I am excited about the future,” says Friday. “I can see my daughter getting an education and I am planning to put a little aside each week so I can afford to have driving lessons. Then, I will work as a driver and my wife will care for the garden.” Though the future is still uncertain, he and others working with ADRA, now have hope. Together they are building a brighter, healthier and hunger-less future.