Why World Vision is in Zimbabwe

Over the past year, Zimbabwe has endured health challenges, climate extremes, and political tensions, leaving many vulnerable families in need on several fronts.

A severe cholera outbreak began in February of 2023, impacting 10 provinces across the country. This epidemic remains a high concern for many communities. In addition, extreme dry spells have heightened food insecurity for the country, and hunger and malnutrition are on the rise. After an election year in 2023, political tensions have delayed humanitarian efforts in some regions.

In response, World Vision has been addressing immediate needs, equipping communities with medical tents, medicines, and various equipment to serve patients dealing with cholera. Cholera guidelines were also distributed across six different districts to help build staff capacity. In an effort to combat food insecurity, World Vision implemented a “Lean Season Assistance” program, aiding communities in their food distribution. Dedicated staff and partners in Zimbabwe continue to help empower communities toward self-sufficiency for lasting impact.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Zimbabwe

World Vision's staff in Zimbabwe are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For food assistance to reach the millions of vulnerable people experiencing food insecurity.


  • For peace amid political uncertainty and economic challenges.


News from Zimbabwe

From the Field

12 reasons to have hope in 2022

While progress on ending global poverty and boosting development has slowed or stalled because of the pandemic, we still have many reasons to be hopeful. As we see progress in clean water, mother and child health, advocacy work, and more, we can trust that our sovereign God hasn’t stopped working. Read evidences of God’s mercy to His people with these 12 reasons to have hope in 2022.

From the Field

2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Catastrophic flooding from Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth affected close to 2.2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai and Kenneth were two of the top five worst storms to ever hit Mozambique. Together, they’ve caused an unprecedented amount of damage. World Vision staff are providing shelter, food, and clean water to families in need.