In Hatcliffe Extension, on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe, families have suffered several forced displacements. In 2010 many people were facing fresh evictions and the community was riddled with political violence and deprivations.
Patricia Zeka demonstrates the use of a 4 pound sledge hammer whilst, trainer, Edwin Mpandawana assists. She is one of the four women who constitute the 'Pisa Pisa' welding and blacksmithing group which is part of the livelihoods programme in Hatcliffe Extension, Zimbabwe.
Finally, fresh greens have a long growing season in New Mexico. Accessible from early spring through the winter — particularly when savvy growers use season extenders like row cover or hoop houses — they also grow quickly. Many within 30 days.
We have lived in Hatcliffe community since it was established in the late 1980’s. From the very day we got here life has been hard, compounded by many challenges imposed by various macro economic and social factors. In the midst of our struggles we continue to work hard to build our homes and own businesses to ensure that we have a future with our children. In 2000, in the wake of hosting the Common Wealth Head of Government meeting in Harare, government resettled us in an operation called “Murambatsvina” to Churu Farm. Not long after our first displacement the second followed.
Since 2001, AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program(MIRD) has worked in partnership with three communities located in Manica Province. In Denglelenga, Dororo and Chitunga, AFSC has developed projects that include reforestation, fish ponds, community gardens and school construction. Throughout this time, the MIRD program has been committed to following three basic steps:
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