Help with agriculture and learn about our traditions in Masvingo, Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe

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    07/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a proud father of 5 girls and 3 boys. My family is situated in the beautiful Jichidza Area (Zaka), with high mountains and deep green valleys. I have 20 years’ experience in tourism. Our family has been running ecotourism project for about twenty years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    When learning about our traditional food our guests learn how to prepare peanut butter and Sadza and how to milk a cow – before you do this, you must catch the cattle and the goat 😊. Also, we make rugs, table mates, decorating our traditional houses and plastering them with cow mud. We use the gifts of the nature to do all this.

    Our guests can join in making our healthy, fresh and delicious traditional food, working on our fields, climb beautiful mountains, watch birds and other animals, explore caves with bushman paintings, join local beer parties, where our guests are highly welcome and where traditional dances and drumming goes on all night long. Here you can socialize with the local people.

    Iam a traditional village head, can teach our guests interesting details and insights of our culture and our society and can take them to traditional village meetings. Our guest will learn a lot about our culture, and we can teach them our Shona language if they are interested.

  • Help

    Help

    Our guests can help us with our 5 hectares land where we usually grow nuts, sweet potatoes, maize corn. Planting, weeding and harvesting is our regular work. The planting season normally is from November to April with good rains. In off season we work on irrigation plot where we grow tomatoes, cabbages, onions, pumpkins, potatoes, bananas etc. We as well keep cattle, pigs, chicken and goats. Guests with agriculture skills can bring in their knowledge on how we can optimize these projects and be prosperous. Very close to our home there is a school where our guests can assist to teach English or math or other subjects.

    My daughter , 22 years . She is doing a project ( non- Profit foundation) of helping girls in our community . She is supporting girls in education and with basic needs .
    She is looking for people from Europe or an country especially young girls and women ,who want to visit our Community as Volunteers and teach girls in our Community (village)to teach them how to stand up as a girl child ,how to be confident ,to educate them on how to protect themselves from teenage pregnancies .The girl child is so vulnerable and they needs enlightenment on how to handle day to day life challenges and that marriage is not the only escape gate from poverty and dire straits .That's also the reason why she have ventured in the Workaway Project because she is looking for people who can mentor ,counsel and support the girl child in our village to know her worthy .She was so heartbroken upon hearing that a lot of young girls starting from the age of 12 got pregnant during this Corona virus pandemic owing to the fact that they were at home and had nothing to do like they say "an idle mind is the devil's workshop ".Her dream is to assist the girl child in whatever way she can so that they can reach her full potential in life .She grew up seeing a lot of hardships that the girl child encounters and She is ready to help her shine bright .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Shona: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two rondavels with thatched roofs has double beds in each. Sheets, blankets and mosquito nets are available. In our main house there are two rooms which we can share with our guests. We use only safe drinking water from a borehole. We have Blair toilet. We will provide 3 meals per day. Sadza (maize corn meal), fresh vegetables, sweet potatoes, pumpkin from our garden, chicken, pork, home baked bread. In about 100 meters there is a shop where we can buy drinks, cookies etc. If you have some diets and allergies tell us in time so that we can avoid such food when you are with us.
    Health: 1 km from our home there is a council clinic which can provide the most basic health assistance. Half an hour's drive away is the Ndanga District Hospital with more advanced facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On Sundays we can take you to different church congregations where worshippers sing, dance, uses many different instruments to play music. At night we can play some games with children, sitting outside, having a drink enjoying the moonlight and stars and talk about our lives.

    Our place is close to the Famous Great Zimbabwe Ruins and next to the ruins there is Zimbabwe’s second largest lake Kyle which surrounded by a national game park. Close to our village there are some caves where we can see ancient Bushmen paintings. When we have time, we can make a tour to these places using public transport from Masvingo. We can also drive with you anywhere, with our family car .

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 582226577374