Make it Happen Monday

Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Masvingo Community Based HIV and Vulnerable Children Organization (MACOBAO) in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

MACOBAO is making it happen by creating new income opportunities for families living with HIV.




In 2005 seven community members formed MACOBAO to strengthen the livelihoods of families affected by HIV. Over the years, MACOBAO has worked hard to move away from the traditional charity model in order to provide programs that empower families and communities. Many of the programs they launched continue on with minimal support from the organization. These include nutritional gardens at the household and community level, savings and lending groups, and livestock breeding. Many families have attained self-sufficiency through MACOBAO’s work.

Partner Snapshot… Firelight partner since 2008 4 staff members 30 volunteers

Learn more about MACOBAO here… The Best Way to Support Sustainable Growth for Communities

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