Health and Nutrition 

He who has health, has hope and he who has hope, has everything ~Thomas Carlyle

How you can help in the fight for health

The courage of Hope is currently involved in a number of projects to better the lives of people living in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe such as a community gardens project that was designed to provide the community with readily available sources of food that are not dependant on external factors, a water project where

boreholes were drilled to provide over 2100 people with running water,  getting a truck that will act as an ambulance to get people to and from the hospital,  and a community clinic to help deal with the immediate medical needs of the people. All of these projects are dependent on funding from generous donors and work done by volunteers who come from different walks of life. There are many ways in which you can help including signing up for our vacation with a purpose plan where you can have a hands-on- experience helping people in the villages that we are currently working with. We acknowledge that this option may not be for everyone because of the busy lives most people have but there is also the option to donate to any of these projects and the money will go directly into improving the lives of the residents of those villages

Why we care about health

Health is defined by the world health organization (WHO) as being a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Throughout the world, the pursuit of health is seen as a fundamental right that should be made accessible for everyone. However, this is not the case, as most of the world does not have access to adequate health and nutrition facilities.  Africa is no exception. Most African countries are still developing and have a long way to go before they reach a state of having reliable medical services available for most of their citizens. The people most affected are those that are disadvantaged in society due to being unable to get access to adequate medical care. This has led to people dying from preventable diseases that could

be easily treated with basic medicine. Rural and marginalized communities face many challenges in addressing health. We seek to provide and make accessible resources for providing appropriate health services to vulnerable and marginalized communities. Nutrition is a key component for health, especially in Southern and Central Africa, where food shortages hamper development and exacerbate poverty. Through sustainable farming, communities will be able to provide for themselves nutritious and affordable food.

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PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE FOOD FOR ALL

Nutrition is a key component for health, especially in Southern and Central Africa, where food shortages hamper development and exacerbate poverty. Through sustainable farming, communities will be able to provide for themselves nutritious and affordable food. We are taking the first step towards this by working on community gardens in the villages we are working with