garden_.jpgThe Food Security and Livelihoods Project generally targets poor and vulnerable households following increased food insecurity and economic vulnerability of this category of the community. This intervention offers support ranging from direct food aid to agricultural extension services meant to expand yields, lower production costs and reduce poverty. 

Community and Home based care (CHBC) is a vital component of community HIV and AIDS management that has been a cornerstone of DOMCCP’s programmes since 1992. As one of the first practical interventions and responses to HIV and TB in Zimbabwe, HBC has played an important role in relieving our overwhelmed public health system. The CHBC intervention involves counseling HIV-infected people (including the chronically ill), palliative and basic nursing care, referrals to HIV testing, ART literacy and treatment adherence monitoring.

 children.jpgChild protection is now a very important component of DOMCCP’s programme. This component is usually mainstreamed in all projects implemented by DOMCCP. DOMCCP has successfully facilitated birth certification and immunisation of over 170 needy children over the past 2 years. The issue of children dropping out of school due to lack of funds remains inadequately addressed throughout the province of Manicaland.  Children’s educational costs present one of the greatest burden for poor families.

 Gender Based Violence

With funding assistance from the Australian Aid and in partnership with Plan, DOMCCP is implementing a 5 year programme titled the Gender, Youth and Disability Inclusion program (GYDIP). The GYDI program is being implemented in Chipinge district and is entering into third year in July. 

herb.jpgThe project takes cognisance of the ecological footprints that human activity has continued to exert on our limited natural resources. A number of measures are being implemented to reduce damage to our environment through project activities and to mitigate the effects of climate change on vulnerable communities.

These measures include:
1. Training farmers on sustainable farming practices with increased resource (water, nutrients and space) -use efficiency, 2. Conscientising beneficiaries on the effects of climate change and how communities can contribute to retarding global warming, and
3. Consultations with Environmental Management Authority (EMA) in projects that deal with exploitation of natural resources