Hunger & Livelihoods

Friday 26 May 2023

Climate Resilient Farming Gives Communities Hope Amidst the Climate Crisis

After bending her back in the field for hours trying to grow food to feed her children and only to harvest little to nothing, Precious became hopeless.

“I have been harvesting barely anything for the past years due to little rainfall and very hot temperatures leaving all my crops wilted. I would worry about providing enough food for my children,”says Precious.


Tuesday 6 December 2022

Addressing Child Hunger in Zimbabwe

Hunger affects children's well-being. They cannot grow well, learn or play. This is why Save the Children is assisting smaller holder farmers in Beitbridge and Matobo districts of Zimbabwe to tackle food insecurity in the face of climate change through providing them with drought tolerant seed crops suitable for their areas and knowledge on climate smart farming. All these efforts are to ensure that children have enough healthy food to eat.

Sunday 24 July 2022

Empowering Youth for a Brighter Future

Under the "Tomorrow is Brighter" project, 40 groups of youths consisting of 10 members each were trained by specialized trainers and given start up kits to help them start income generating projects varying from garment construction, poultry production, welding, hairdressing and beauty therapy. The initiative aims to reduce illegal and unsafe migration of young people to other countries in search for greener pastures, diversify and enhance income for rural households and mitigate effects of COVID-19 on youth employment.

Thursday 2 December 2021

Building Secure Livelihoods for Families through Poultry Projects

Thanks to Save the Children’s poultry distribution initiative, Pauline is now a proud poultry owner. She received twenty Sasso chickens- a dual-purpose chicken breed that can be kept for both meat and eggs.

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Turning to Climate Smart Agriculture to Outsmart Climate Change

As the world grapples with the impacts of climate change and seeks sustainable solutions to mitigating them, Save the Children in partnership with ICRISAT is scaling up climate smart agriculture in Matobo and Beitbridge districts located in the driest southern regions of Zimbabwe. The initiative is being implemented under the Stepping-up Post-Emergency Recovery and Resilience to Empower Vulnerable Communities in Zimbabwe (SUPER-EVC) project funded by European Union.