CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought and later expanded its programming to address longer-term development issues with a focus on economic development. Today, CARE Zimbabwe has a diverse program focused on various areas, namely food and nutrition security and climate resilient livelihoods.

CARE Zimbabwe’s current programming areas are in Masvingo and Midlands provinces. The specific districts of focus are Chivi, Bikita, Zaka, Mwenezi, Chiredzi, Mberengwa and Zvishavani.

CARE Zimbabwe’s initiatives are based on the CARE’s SuPER (Sustainable, Productive, Profitable, Equitable and Resilient) principles. With CARE’s support, communities can strengthen their capacities to produce nutrition-sensitive food and income from sources other than farming. Other complementary implementation models include Community Based Adaptation, Women Empowerment Model and Social Action and Analysis, Disaster Risk Reduction as well as Participatory Scenario Planning.