The Bulawayo Community Gardens - a ZDDT Programme

ZDDT News

A Happy New Year for Green Valley Garden

21 January, 2021 |

Year 2021 began on a high note for Green Valley Garden in Ward 21 in Sizinda township after it made promising sales from their green mealies which sold out like hot cakes in the community.

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Community Garden Branches into Poultry

14 December, 2020 |

Kirimuva Garden, situated amongst typical township housing in Ward 19, has commenced a buy and sell business to generate profit.

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Trainer the Trainer: Week Two

13 November, 2020 |

In the second week of the "Train the Trainer", the participants were lectured on the identification of plant pests and diseases.

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Train the Trainer Programme Commences

02 November, 2020 |

ZDDT's 'Train the Trainer' programme commenced on 20 October 2020 at Greenfield Garden in Ward 26. Specific candidates were selected for this workshop by means of questionnaires that were sent out to all the gardens for hopeful candidates to fill out.

Our Partnership with the Sally Foundation

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Philanthropy that Touches Lives

14 October, 2019 |

Councillor Donaldson Mabuto loads a special chair into the boot of the car and we drive to a house just a few blocks away from his.

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Garden Beneficiaries Thrilled By Roche Visit

06 January, 2018 |

There was singing, dancing, ululation, as well as whistling, as Mike Roche of Sally Foundation arrived at the newly-established Greenfields Garden in Bulawayo’s neat and orderly but impoverished Emganwini Township.

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ZDDT Commended

13 October, 2017 |

Councillor for Bulawayo’s Ward 28, which covers Cowdray Park Township, Collet Ndlovu, has commended the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s monthly Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS) as a step in the right direction.

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Elderly Nkulumane Women Benefit

16 August, 2017 |

Two elderly women, Sana Nyoni, 99, and Irene Matafeni, 76, both of Nkulumane, are the latest beneficiaries of the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS).

Stars of Zimbabwe

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ZDDT Honours Star of Zimbabwe

02 April, 2019 |

The Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) recently honoured outstanding community volunteer, Mpopoma’s Moses Dube, as a Star of Zimbabwe.

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Star of Zim: Moses Dube, a Man Fond of Working for the Community

11 February, 2019 |

While many people may demand payment for community service, that is not the case with a Bulawayo man who has worked so unselfishly and tirelessly with the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) for over a decade now.

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Star of Zim: MaTshabalala, a Rare Breed

22 June, 2018 |

“In life when you die you should leave behind a difference in your community, country or world; you must create a good difference, not a bad one,” these are the words of Patricia Tshabalala of Mpopoma.

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Star of Zim - Bhila Inspired to Change Lives

26 February, 2018 |

After surviving the HIV virus in 2003, when her CD4 count had dropped to one, Senzeni Bhila resolved to do something for God and his people for the rest of her life.

ZDDT Appeal Update: Determination bridges the gaps at vulnerable childrens feeding scheme


Past Stories About Burombo

Help needed: The starving children of Burombo Flats in Bulawayo


Bulawayo feeding scheme confident about the future

ZDDT media initiative brings relief to struggling institutions

Committee Secretary, Mr. Andrew Ndlovu revealed this to the Trust’s Field Correspondent, during a recent visit to the cluster of dilapidated residential flats at Mzilikazi Township, a short distance west of the City Centre.

Mr. Ndlovu related how the scheme’s leadership, during a meeting not so long ago, decided to boost their fund raising efforts by sending letters of appeal to potential stakeholders. He said that after implementing this plan, he began receiving mail from various sectors and occasional visits from people wishing to offer help.

The most exciting development however, is the commitment by a relief agency from Germany, to support the education needs of 25 children at Burombo who are either affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. The deal requires that depending on performance of the learners concerned; the agency is prepared to keep this provision available right through secondary school, including Form Six. The aid organisation recently presented the chosen 25 children with school uniforms, as well as all necessary stationery, besides ensuring payment of education fees.

Meanwhile, Senator for the Makokoba Constituency under which the Burombo complex falls, Hon. Matson Hlalo came to the feeding scheme’s aid by donating half a ton of firewood. This gift was used to cook meals for the children concerned.

Added to this noble gesture, Mr. T. Moyo, a well-wisher from the local respite organisation, Thulasizwe Trust, has offered USD$1000.00 as assistance for cooking staff, and buying firewood and “relish” for the children’s meals.

Yet in between these beneficent actions, there remain many gaps which are filled only with the sheer determination of the Burombo Feeding Scheme’s steering committee’s quest to succeed in their work. Much still needs to be achieved in order that the wheels at Burombo may keep turning.

Some future plans that the Organisation intends to embark on are:

The building of a centre that would house the organisation’s offices, a kitchen, dining area for 200 children and a recreational area, together with adequate ablution facilities.

A properly equipped pre-school that could possibly be adjacent to the new centre.

More immediate plans however include a special lunch for the children as a means to celebrate the Organisation’s first anniversary and a camping trip by train to the Victoria Falls earmarked for this Christmas holiday. These immediate plans will cost USD$1,700.00 in all.

Please help fill the gaps by registering your response to the Steering Committee at Burombo’s Appeal to Well-Wishers if you would like to contribute towards the support of these projects. Any gesture in cash or kind would be most appreciated in this instance.

Those wishing to assist may do so by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.