Shashe is a small township in southern Zimbabwe, where the population is very poor and parents not only don’t have the resources to feed their children but are often forced to leave them to find work in more fertile territories.
Today there is new hope for these families: a long term project which is setting up an orange farm cultivated and managed directly by them, with the help of volunteers and experts. The area concerned is 90 hectares, equipped with an irrigation system, and involving 200 farmers.
The possibility of marketing and selling the oranges, guaranteed by a local partner, ensures the continuity of the work, which translates into a certain salary breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty. Besides producing oranges, the inhabitants of Shashe can grow other fruits and vegetables, precious for the daily food for their families. The children can at last go to school.