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Our Vision:

Restored Dignity for All People

With Whom the Organization Works

Who We Are

HEFO is a Faith Based Organisation registered in Zimbabwe as a Private Volunteer Organisation (PVO No. 20/2012).

What We Do

The organisation has a passion and commitment to serve the poor, vulnerable and at risk populations in selected wards of Nkayi district.

Contact Us

Tel: +263 292 60038 / +263 292 78890 / +263 712 608498

HEFO is a Faith Based on-governmental Organization (NGO) that was formed by Christian Churches
in Nkayi and Bulawayo.

The vision at HEFO is long-term and aimed at empowering communities to be self-reliant
and be able to manage their livelihoods today and in the future, in a sustainable manner.

Our mission is to empower communities in Nkayi District, to permanently improve the quality of their well-being.

Through Nkayi District community driven projects, we facilitate;

1. Strengthening the governance of Nkayi District community structures that the HEFO program engages with.

2. Establish and strengthen the communities’ linkages with other development partners,
including Government departments.

3.  Make clean drinking water accessible within a 3km radius through drilling boreholes along with the construction of weirs, small dams and roof water harvesting.

4. Adoption of climate smart conservation agricultural practices.

5. Creation and promotion of gardens that produce nutrient-dense foods.

6. Establish viable Crop-livestock businesses.

Nkayi District of Matabeleland North Province situated in natural region four  an area prone to erratic spatial and temporal rainfall distribution, which often leads to dry spells and arid/drought-like conditions.  Mean rainfall in this region is 450-650 mm, an amount insufficient for most cash cropping.  As a result, livestock and drought-resistant fodder crop production are the major economic engines in the largely rural areas selected for programme implementation. These conditions make the districts highly vulnerable to poverty. In addition, with a political and cultural history sometimes perceived as counter to the dominant power structures in the country, the district is generally regarded as among the least developed areas of Zimbabwe.s.

HEFO,having recognized the needs and challenges faced by these communities as highlighted above, designed and implemented the Community Livelihoods Recovery Programme (CLRP) and scaled up its work in 2007 in Nkayi District initially covering two wards. 
Similar activities were extended to Bulawayo in 2009 under Protracted Relief Programme (PRP) funded by DFID, covering seven wards and Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) covering 5 wards in Bulawayo. 
To date, in the Nkayi District, HEFO’s activities cover 5 wards on a Development Area programme for 10 years in partnership with both Tear Fund Australia and Action Aid International Zimbabwe (AAIZ).

At the District Level the projects are managed by a community based Project Management Committee, that comprises representatives selected by the community on the basis of their known leadership potential. From the district Project Management Committee level there are sub-Committees at each of the current project sites giving day to day guidance to beneficiaries about projects implementation. HEFO’s values which are expected to be upheld by all involved in spearheading the organization’s programmes are the following:

STEWARDSHIP – Holding out the lamp of development for all, believing and adopting the steps towards restoring the dignity of communities HEFO works with.

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVENESS – Basing all our approaches not on what has been tried before, but to consider novel ways of solving community problems.

ACCOUNTABILITY – HEFO holds itself responsible for reporting to all her stakeholders whatever she is doing in their areas. This must be achieved through involving them at all levels so as to increase buy-in, ownership, and dignity of life for all.

EQUITY –  HEFO aims to enable equal opportunities for all, until all are dignified citizens.

TRANSPARENCY – HEFO values doing everything possible to roll out her plans and budgets to rights holders and duty bearers alike. The Projects Management Committee is one practical way HEFO has chosen to increase community involvement in the development process.

SOLIDARITY AND PARTNERSHIPS –  HEFO will always stand with the secluded and vulnerable community groups, and with other like-minded organisations, so as to amplify her efforts on paving ways for enhanced community dignity

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Our Funding Partners

The Work We do is made possible through funding and support from our special and generous partners.

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