Past achievements

Since the formation of the organization, over 200 000 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 production Support, Internal Savings and Lending , Income Generating Activities), Food Aid (Vulnerable Group Feeding, School and Child Supplementary Feeding), 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 with food rations comprising cooking oil, Corn Soya Blend, Maize and beans/peas. More than 90 000 children benefited from CSB supplementary feeding.

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 more 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 community based Child Protection Committees (CPCs) as well as school based CPCs. 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 access to land and National Identification documents were done through meetings with Parliamentarians, Chiefs and senior government officials. FCTZ is currently implementing a community empowerment project which seeks to strengthen citizens to fight poverty and demand their rights in Makoni district targeting 40 000 households.

Around 50 000 households in Manicaland and Mashonaland province benefited from FCTZ sustainable livelihoods interventions 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 yield, creation of new and strengthening of markets and small livestock asset base.

The WASH programme has benefited over 240 schools and 4 clinics through the provision of sanitation 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 and prevention of diseases through Sanitation focused Participatory Health and Hygiene Education. Vulnerable Households (800) have had latrines constructed for them in the two provinces.

Over 535 non viable households benefited from the non conditional cash transfers in 2010.