Women of Mupata Village
The women of Mupata village in Zimbabwe helped establish a self-help community group to generate income and implement sustainable water projects to meet agriculture and food production needs in the village. The project, initiated in 1989, with the assistance of the Agricultural Technical and Extension Services and the Ministry of Womens Affairs, managed to drill 10 boreholes, providing the community with access to clean water. "Food societies" were organized to engage in poultry farming and manure used to fertilise maize fields. The project, which has greatly improved the standard of living, is being expanded to include cattle rearing.