In July 2002, Mustard Seed Communities established its fourth international location in Zimbabwe to assist with the care of children affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since then, MSC Zimbabwe has grown and provides a multitude of programs serving children and families throughout Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. Presently, there are three residential care facilities for more than 55 children with disabilities, as well as those orphaned by, or infected with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, we maintain four nutrition programs feeding up to 600 children a day, three preschools, a training centre called Potter’s House, substantial farming programs, a chapel, and a health clinic.

Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

Zimbabwe_1_resizeIn Zimbabwe, the number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and the ensuing number of child-headed households are perpetually on the rise. As a result, the need for housing and medical care for these children continue to grow. The Freedom Home, located on the main property in Woodville, cares for twenty-nine children affected by HIV/AIDS. Our aim is to provide them with the opportunity to live their lives under proper care and ensure that they have access to the best possible social, physical, medical, and educational services. Our second home, Generosity, is located in the north end of Bulawayo and provides a family setting for children who are living with HIV/AIDS.


Children and Adults with Disabilities 

MSC Zimbabwe continues the work of caring for the most vulnerable at our home called Joel’s Place. The home is named after one of the first children with disabilities who came to MSC Zimbabwe. Joel’s Place provides a home to 20 children and adults with physical disabilities.