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Patience and Prisillah both belong to the same women's group in Mutupani. Patience said;

Patience and Prisillah both belong to the same women's group in Mutupani. Patience said; "I hope in the future if we work togther we can see things change for the better here for our families"

Zimbabwe used to boast one of the best records for health in Africa but in recent years political and economic crises have brought rising poverty and social decline in their wake.  In Zimbabwe All We Can works with local organisations to support people in rural areas to develop sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

Meet our partner MeDRA

All We Can’s local partner in Zimbabwe is the Methodist Development and Relief Agency (MeDRA), the social service arm of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. With a passion to empower and transform rural communities in Gokwe and Muzarabani districts, MeDRA focuses on supporting people to develop sustainable livelihoods, access clean water and improved sanitation facilities and strengthen community-based support structures. MeDRA also works closely with the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe to address systemic issues of injustice through promoting gender equality, community level peace and reconciliation and child safe-guarding.

In 2016 All We Can supported MeDRA to undertake strategic planning that has helped MeDRA to focus their work on making the biggest possible difference with the resources they have. It also supported MeDRA to work with drought affected communities – from immediate food assistance to longer term food security. In 2017, together All We Can and MeDRA are working together to support the formation of small groups that will enable individuals to access new and more sustainable livelihoods like chicken rearing, gardening, pig breeding and fish farming.