Boost for Macheke Sustainability Project

A community that has struggled to overcome poverty is to benefit from a sustainable development project involving a US university.

Last week, Monmouth University and the Macheke Sustainability Project (MSP), a Mashonaland East community-based organisation made up of social business initiatives, signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen projects that promote sustainable development in Macheke.

There will be more collaboration between the two organisations in research, grant writing, class projects and independent studies on sustainable development for the benefit of the local communities.

The basis of the project is to research solutions for community sustainability to help locals stabilise Macheke’s economic, health, food, education and energy systems over the long term, according to a release from Monmouth University.

MSP, whose focus is to eradicate poverty and empower locals, was founded in 2008 by Molly Madziva, a graduate of Monmouth University. Madziva started the initiative while studying for her master’s degree in software engineering. The organisation’s activities aim to give local people the capacity to improve their lives without continued reliance on foreign aid.

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