The Mustard Seed Project was set up in Zimbabwe in 2002 as a response to the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children. In 2006, the population of Zimbabwe was approximately 13 million, of whom 1.7 million were estimated to be living with HIV.
This resulted in the increment of orphaned children and child headed family systems. The prevalence of HIV infection rose in the 15-49 year age group to between 20 and 30 percent of the population.
Chipo Muteve, previously a support and advocacy worker at LASS and founder of the Mustard Seed Project won the Zimbabwe Spar ‘Mother of the Year’ overall prize last year. She has also gained the International Rotary Paul Harris award and was a finalist in the Zimbabwe National Builder award for her volunteer work in communities.
The Mustard Seed Project which monitors the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children. It ensures provision of Food, Clothing, School Fees and uniforms, Medicines and medical care, Moral, spiritual and psycho-social support and Residential Care for 15 children at a “Safe House” with an additional 105 beneficiaries of the Project who live in separate places and are visited on a regular basis by project staff.
Workshop & Presentation (15th March)
A Workshop and Presentation about Zimbabwe’s Mustard Seed Fountain of Life Project is being held at LASS on Thursday 15th March commencing at 11:00am and will last an hour. (This is free). The Mustard Seed Project supports vulnerable people affected by HIV/AIDS including child headed families.
If you would like to attend, please contact LASS on 0116 2559995 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have an indication of numbers.
You can find out more about the work of the Mustard Seed Project from their website: http://mseedfountainoflife.org