Based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

We create sustainable livelihoods

Our Work

736 million people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.90 a day.

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Our organisation has evolved and is now implementing livelihoods, child protection and empowerment programmes for vulnerable communities and marginalised groups with the main focus on women, youth, children and people with disabilities.

– Sunga Mzeche, Director


Hope for a Child in Christ (HOCIC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO), which was established in 1995 and registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation in 1999.

The organisation was formed in response to the call of the Zimbabwean government for a multi sectoral response towards HIV and AIDS. HOCIC is a child-centred organisation which focuses on empowering children and youth living in difficult circumstances and other vulnerable groups in the community including women and persons with disabilities. The organisation envisions a well-developed child socially, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally with a high self-esteem. This is achieved through rights-based approaches which aim at empowering communities through capacity building for sustainable, effective and efficient community based programs.The organisation is guided by its Strategic Plan 2016 to 2020 which has 5 thematic areas which are namely: Food Security and Livelihoods, Women Economic Empowerment, Life skills and Education Support, Psychosocial Support and Public Health and Nutrition. HOCIC operates in Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands and Bulawayo provinces of Zimbabwe. These districts lie in Agro Ecological Zone 4 and 5 which is characterized by high temperatures, poor and erratic rainfall which exposes the people to recurrent droughts, food insecurity and poverty. Current ongoing programs are being implemented in Matobo, Gokwe-South, Umguza, Umzingwane, Insiza, Bubi, Bulawayo and Chimanimani.



HOCIC envisions a well-developed child socially, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally with a high self-esteem.



To build the capacity of communities and HOCIC members for sustainable, effective and efficient development programs



Advocacy | Child Protection and Psycho Social Support | Women Economic Empowerment | Education and Lifeskills support | Food Security and livelihoods | Public Health and Nutrition.

Current Programs

Education and Youth Lifeskills

GOLD Youth Peer2Peer | USA Opportunity Fund Program (USAOFP)

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Women Economic Empowerment

The Self Help Group Program | Securing Rights Program | Start Awareness Support Action (SASA Together!)

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Food Security and Livelihoods

Food Security & Livelihoods Program (FSLP) | Climate Adaptation for Rural Livelihoods- 2 (CARL-2) | US Ambassador Self Help Fund (USSHF)

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