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Zimbabwe

Mary’s Meals feeds 120,656 children every school day in Zimbabwe!

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Life in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, known officially as the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, situated between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the south-west, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east.

Zimbabwe is currently ranked 150 out of 189 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI).  More than 7.7 million people in Zambia – half the population – face food insecurity, and almost a quarter of people in Zimbabwe earn below the International Poverty Line ($1.90 per day).  27% of children in Zimbabwe have stunted growth.

A boy takes notes in class in Zimbabwe

Mary's Meals in Zimbabwe

Mary’s Meals has been serving school meals in Zimbabwe since 2018, working in partnership with Mavambo Orphan Care and ORAP (The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress).  

We are feeding children living in Epworth District in Harare and in Goromonzi and Murehwa Districts in Mashonaland East Region. We also have feeding programmes in Umguza District in Matabeleland North Region.

We are currently serving 120,656 children in 173 schools and places of education.

When did we start working in Zimbabwe?

We have been serving school meals in Zimbabwe since 2018

How many children do we feed in Zimbabwe?

We are currently serving 120,656 children in 173 schools and places of education in Zimbabwe

What meal do we provide?

The typical meal served is a corn soya blend porridge (fortified with essential vitamins and minerals)

Where are we based/where do we operate?

Epworth District in Harare and Goromonzi and Murehwa Districts in Mashonaland East Region. We also have feeding programmes in Umguza District in Matabeleland North Region.

What is the capital city of Zimbabwe?

The capital city of Zimbabwe is Harare

What language(s) are spoken in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages - Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koi-san, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sign Language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa.

What is the population of Zimbabwe?

The current population of Zimbabwe is 15,292,737

What currency is used in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD)