The Church of the Province of Central Africa
To increase the church’s capacity in responding to social economic and political challenges facing Zimbabwe
Training of grassroots in areas of peacebuilding, giving capacity to clergy to have holistic approach to ministry as well as strengthening lay people in governance. Workshops and seminars. Continuing education for clergy and lay people. Giving capacity in forms of small grants to women and youth for micro-enterprises. Livelihoods projects in market gardening and bee-keeping.
Building stable families and communities. Conflict transformation programmes have helped to build stability within the communities in terms of the violence that has takenplace before and during elections. It has also helped not to retaliate in violent manner when provoked by members of the dissident community.
Microenterprise – increased financial capacity for rural women and vulnerable urban. Started with 70 widows. In urban centres have more than 170 women – mixed group – reselling items, eg kapenta (a type of fish) prepared for resale, peanut butter making. Chicken rearing. Usd 2,000 for each group of women – about five in a group. Revolving fund. Seed money provided.