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CARE started work in: 1992

Zimbabwe ranks 150 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International’s work in Zimbabwe focuses on empowering women and girls, increasing food security and resilience and responding to emergencies.

What CARE International does in Zimbabwe

CARE International began working in Zimbabwe in 1992, initially focusing on emergency relief in response to the severe regional drought of the early 1990s. Later, we expanded programming to address longer-term development issues with a focus on economic development.  

Today, CARE International’s work in Zimbabwe focuses on: 

Piloting Social Protection and WASH Interventions to Keep Adolescent Girls in School in Zimbabwe is one of the main ongoing projects in CARE Zimbabwe. It aims to test an innovative pilot activity, layering Social Protection and WASH interventions targeting adolescent girls who have been disproportionately affected by coping mechanisms adopted during lockdown, to support their return to school after the several waves of school closure in Zimbabwe. Read the project's plan here.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 3,435,498
  • Women & girls 59%
  • Indirect 454,873
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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