CARITAS supports urban horticulture

MUTARE - Caritas (CADEC) Catholic Development Commission in conjunction with the Agritex has initiated a food security programme in urban and peri urban areas surrounding the city to alleviate poverty and food shortages.

CARITAS Programmes Manager, Nhamo Hondoyomoto said 2500 households in and around the city have benefited from the programme. Hondoyomoto said each household received an inputs voucher worth US$45 to purchase horticulture inputs at Mutare Farm Supply and Zimbabwe Fertilizer Company (ZFC). He also said the beneficiaries who were drawn from areas such Dora Dombo, Zimunya, Chitora and Chishashe will each receive US$25 food vouchers for the next three months to sustain themselves before their produce ripens.

“We decided to shift our focus from rural areas after we realised that more people in urban areas were living in abject poverty and needed urgent

assistance,” he said. Susan Kavhukatema, a beneficiary of Caritas programme said: “The programme does not only promote food security at household level but also empowers women in society as they are able to fend for their families”.

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