It’s a tough job raising a child with a disability. For Petronella Muchidza, finding a way to communicate with her son, who was born deaf, has also proved to be an opportunity to improve the lives of other families with hearing-impaired members.
Through TEAR’s partner Nzeve, Petronella learned sign language and unlocked a way to connect with her son. Now, she assists as a volunteer sign language teacher in schools, and with community awareness raising activities for Nzeve. She’s also a volunteer Cluster Facilitator, helping support groups of carers for people with a disability, and a mentor…
Basic water and sanitation facilities can help transform communities, improving health and reducing disease. In the area of Nkayi in Zimbabwe, TEAR partner HEFO (Health, Education and Food Organisation) is working to improve access to clean, safe water for local communities. This has involved digging boreholes like this one and rehabilitating water points, so that people no longer have to travel long distances to collect water.
The borehole pictured is next to a conservation farming site. The main aim of the borehole is to help the women to be able to water their maize plot and vegetable…
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