The NGO is assisting families in Gwenzi village who were rendered homeless after political violence last year destroyed their homes. IOM has built 129 shelter units to house those affected.
Programmes Director Natalia Perez said the $3m units, which include a classroom block and five boreholes, were constructed under the Internally Displaced Persons programme. The organisation has also handed over a grinding mill as part of an income-generating project at Mugondi primary school.
“Many of us were hopeless. I never thought that I could have a place that I would call my home,” said Mourine Dambaza. Perez said IOM would drill five boreholes in Chisangaurwi area this year, where each family is set to get 25 hectares to farm.