Rehabilitation of community and risk mitigation infrastructure

To meet the changing needs of cyclone affected communities as they progress from recovery, UNOPS CI is playing an instrumental role in supporting rehabilitation of community infrastructure through labour-intensive employment opportunities, community led/engineered interventions coupled with skills development to improve cyclone affected communities’ prospects for long-term sustainable livelihood and economic development.

Results as of 31 May 2022
Group

215,196

People benefiting from  rehabilitated community infrastructure

road-destroyed

20

Kilometers of damaged access roads rehabilitated

Beneficiary quotes

Community worker Ruwedza Road
“Now that cars can travel to our village, I saw the opportunity to open a tuckshop and sell groceries in the village using the money I am making working on this road with UNOPS,” Juliet Tsarara, community worker (aged 58)

Borehole rehabilitation
“Our boreholes are being rehabilitated as promised through the solarisation programme by our partner UNOPS. We also received a perimeter fence that is 4.1km long. I want to thank our donor World Bank because the lives of those who are working at the scheme have now changed for good. FAO also came with inputs for farmers since we had lost everything after the cyclone.” Lovemore Mboko, Maunganidze Irrigation Scheme Chairperson.

Disability inclusion
“I managed to buy my first phone and also food for my aunt. UNOPS was the first organisation to recognise me as a human capable of earning a living,” Takarindwa Gari

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Childcare facilities
“I feel very important when my role as a mother is recognised and I can also work at the same time,” Thandiwe, one of the mothers who works at Bwerudza Irrigation Scheme