Not your typical orphanage

Kuda Vana is not your typical orphanage. In addition to our Children’s Home and School, we are also active in our community, equipping families to stay intact through agriculture and self-sufficiency programs.

The Marange Family Assistance program supports two young girls, Shelma, 15 and Olivia, 20, who are celebrating their recent certification in a nurses aide program!  Earlier this year, two donors supported Shelma and Olivia in achieving their goal to work in the nursing field. 

Shelma and Olivia have obtained their certificates from St. John's Ambulence, a first aide and Nurses aide training center in Mutare.  Olivia now has the knowledge needed to take care of herself, who is living with HIV, and can go on to get a job as a home-based care nurses aide.  Shelma has had the desire to be a nurse for some time and with her excellent grades in school along with the nurses aide certificate, she now has the opportunity to get a clinic attachment as a nurses aide and go on to nursing school! 

We are looking forward to seeing more children under our care achieve their educational and career goals. Thank you for your continued support!

 Shelma and Olivia proudly pose with their instructor and mentor, Rumbi.

Shelma and Olivia proudly pose with their instructor and mentor, Rumbi.