The Zimbabwe Farm Project is dedicated to the guiding principle to leave the world a better place than the one into which we were born. We are a philanthropic 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization founded in 2016 by a social entrepreneur with a heart for Africa and a desire to improve women’s lives in rural agrarian communities. We use social entrepreneurship to create food security, employment, foster education, and economic empowerment in a rural communities.
We are a growing but decentralized international team that works closely to build collective power for change through self-sufficiency and empowerment initiatives. We create sustainable solutions to address food insecurity through employment and women’s empowerment initiatives for people living in a rural agricultural community. Our mission promotes direct interaction within the local economy to create financial independence in balance with donor support.
Daily oversight of in-country programs is managed by a team of farm project managers and a diverse board. We use donations to provide direct financial support and training to program participants and profit-sharing in agro-processing initiatives. We believe that it is incumbent upon us to improve our lives and strengthen our countries by leveraging traditional sustainable living solutions, utilizing renewable energy, and investing in real people, who will be empowered to uplift their families, communities, and nations.
Founded by Ayanna Nahmias, who spent her childhood years in Nigeria and Tanzania, it was important for her to provide opportunities to women who are often denied because of their gender. Our mission is to strengthen beneficiaries through partnerships versus dependencies. Ultimately, this path will lead to vibrant self-sufficiency, empowerment, self-determination, and freedom.
Accomplishments to Date
- Managed the installation of a 4000-kW solar power system for farming irrigation, lighting, and poultry farm;
- Drilled an 80-meter | 262-feet Borehole in Zimbabwe 2021; (Watch YouTube Video)
- Create sustainable market-based solutions for women to improve their skills and knowledge of the agro-processing chain;
- Define and lead new technology initiatives such as solar-powered hydroponic and vertical farming;
- Launched training program for women to acquire skills that will enable them to grow beyond agriculture;
- Built relationships across sectors and negotiate local, and national, with a goal toward international participation in the agro-processing chain.
Unlike other more traditional programs, the Zimbabwe Farm Project is predicated upon a support model which empowers self-sufficiency versus dependency. Our mission of implementing innovative solutions to decrease food insecurity is achieved using sustainable development and organic farming. Visit our ‘Campaigns‘ page to learn about the initiatives for which we are currently fundraising. These include sanitation improvements and hydroponic and vertical farming to decrease our carbon footprint while scaling the model for replication in other African Launched training program for women to acquire skills that will enable them to grow beyond agriculture;
We use 100% of all donations to fund aid initiatives in a rural farming community in Mazowe. Donations are the life-blood of our continued efforts to positively sow into the lives of others through food aid and employment. We appreciate your willingness to donate to support the women and to join us in making the world a better place than the one we were born into.