Mary’s Meals feeds 126,571 children every school day in Zimbabwe!Published on
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.
More than 7.7 million people in Zimbabwe – half the population – face food insecurity, and almost a quarter of people in the country earn below the International Poverty Line ($2.15).
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 Mashonaland East Region, as well as Tsholotsho District in the north and in Umzingwane District in the south.
We are currently reaching 126,571 children in 150 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 feeding 126,571 children in 150 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 Mashonaland East Region. We also have school feeding programmes in the Tsholotsho District in the north and in Umzingwane District in the south.
- 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).