Community Grants

The Community Grant Program

Munhu takes a comprehensive approach to helping orphaned children: we are not only supporting their education and their life as heads of household, but we also try to improve the living conditions in the communities in which these children live.

Below are some of the goals of the program:

  • To provide capital for villagers in poor communities
  • To establish sustainable income to villagers taking care of orphans
  • To assist villagers to move from poverty and dependency to self-reliance and independence

Projects Funded

Kupfuma Ishungu Group

Kupfuma Group

Kupfuma Ishungu is a cooperative group formed by four widows who went from being penniless to becoming livestock owners and a source of inspiration to other villagers in a matter of a few months. The widows named their group “Kupfuma Ishungu”, which loosely translates to “getting rich is a matter of determination”. They received $662 from Munhu’s community

Kumboedza Group


Kumboedza was formed when one man, a experienced but unemployed tailor, gathered a group of his family members and started a clothes making business. The group asked for $1000 seed money and received this amount in November 2010. Immediately they bought a sewing machine and materials and set to work making uniforms for primary and secondary schools in the area.

Afrikansa Kiriyo Group

Members of Afrikansa Kiriyo received $500 from the community grant program and established a business buying and selling dried kapenta fish. The group has paid back  the $500. Afrikansa Kiriyo members formed their group in 2011 and received $500 to start their business. The members travel to Kariba Dam in the northern part of Zimbabwe to buy

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