Since the formation of the organization, over 150 000 vulnerable households have benefited from FCTZ’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health and HIV and AIDS, Education (Early Childhood and Basic Education), Sustainable Livelihoods (Livestock and Crop Input Support and training), Food Aid (Vulnerable Group Feeding, School and Child Supplementary Feeding Programmes), Internal Savings and Lending (ISAL), Income Generating Activities (IGAs), and Advocacy programmes,.
FCTZ has facilitated provision of food aid during food lean spells in the form of Vulnerable Group Feeding and School & Child Feeding Programmes between 2000 and 2006. Over 50 000 vulnerable food insecure households were provided of food rations comprising cooking oil, Corn Soya Blend, Maize, beans/peas. Over 90 000 children (below the age of five and primary school) were given CSB as supplementary food.
Health, HIV and AIDS’s Home Based Care prevention, care and support programmes have promoted access to basic health and welfare services and improved the quality of lives for than 5 000 chronically ill patients from farming and rural informal communities. Over the years the organization has managed to reach more than 10 000 youths through its peer education programme and Youth Friendly Drop in Centres. FCTZ has also contributed towards reduction in infant morbidity and mortality among more than 50 000 under fives through support to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and community based growth monitoring.
The Education programme improved access to learning material and child protection services for primary school and Play Centre going children to more than 60 000 children across Manicaland and Mashonaland provinces. Child Protection activities were done through training of Village Based Child Protection Committees as well as School based CPC. Through these CPCs, children were able to report child abuse cases to authorities. An Advocacy and Lobby component promoting the rights of (ex ) farm workers including right to land tenure and National Identification Cards were done through meeting with Parliamentarians, Chiefs and mass media. Currently a Local Rights Programme which seeks to strengthen citizens actions against poverty is been implemented in Makoni district. It targets 40 000 households.
Around 50 000 households in Manicaland and Mashonaland province benefited from FCTZ sustainable livelihoods programme through participation in summer seed inputs, consolidated gardens, seed and planting material multiplication, conservation farming, small livestock pass on scheme, small holder market engagement, income generating activities and the internal savings and lending interventions. The sustainable livelihoods interventions contributed towards improved dietary diversity, planting material availability, crop yields production, creation of new and strengthening of markets and small livestock asset base. These have resulted in some positive impact on food security.
The WASH programme has benefited over 150 schools and 4 clinics through the provision of sanitary facilities and rehabilitation of water points in Mashonaland and Manicaland provinces between 2008 and 2014. The WASH programme has also increased awareness on dangers of open defecation through Participatory Health and Hygiene Education activities such as triggering. Vulnerable Households (800) have had latrines constructed for them in the two provinces.
Over 535 non viable households have benefited from the non conditional cash transfers in 2010.
To empower vulnerable communities through participatory and gender sensitive approaches.
Empowered communities with guaranteed sustainable livelihood
Thematic areas and geographical coverage
FCTZ thematic areas are currently Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security, Social Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
Farm Community Trust of Zimbabwe is currently operational in Manicaland (Chimanimani, Makoni, Mutare Rural, Mutasa and Nyanga), Mashonaland (Hurungwe, Makonde and Zvimba) and Harare provinces of Zimbabwe.