There’s More! The Zimbabwe Farm Project Also Achieved a Platinum Rating on GuideStar

In addition to the 98% rating on Charity Navigator, we are thrilled to be able to say that the Zimbabwe Farm Project was rated Platinum by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to accountability, transparency, and impact in all aspects of our organization. In naming the Zimbabwe Farm Project as Platinum, GuideStar has recognized us for having some of the best practices in governance, financial stewardship, and program effectiveness. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, volunteers, partners, and donors who together, have made a significant impact in promoting sustainable agriculture and improving livelihoods. 

We invite you to explore our GuideStar profile to learn more about our missions, programs, financials, and impact here. If this report seems long and confusing, we’ve summarized its contents below for your convenience. 

  • Mission:

Our goal is to empower women and promote sustainability in unserved communities. We work with farmers to create sustainable food systems and support economic independence for African women, providing a holistic approach to job creation and education. In order to reflect the universal aspects of our mission, we are in the process of rebranding to Africa Vertical, Inc.

Inno Joseph 

  • What we do:

We mitigate food insecurity with organically grown produce, solar power, sanitation and hygiene, clean water, and women helping women. By creating jobs for people in rural agricultural areas, we promote sustainable solutions to address food insecurity, leveraging their traditional skills and knowledge. When provided with the skills and technology to grow food, people can pass this knowledge on to others or utilize it to start small businesses. 

Source: Toodling Studio 

  • Goals:

Expanding poultry farming to commercial-scale egg production would increase our ability to offer farming opportunities to women in underserved communities. By creating more jobs in this industry, we are working to fight poverty in countries where only an estimated 80% of people are unemployed due to the pandemic. We strive to avoid donor dependency and improve the quality of life in underserved communities by providing opportunities for them to acquire skills that they can utilize to empower entrepreneurship and economic success. 

Tony Etyang 

  • Results:

In the last _ years, we have:

  • Installed solar power systems for farming irrigation, lightning, and poultry farming 
  • Planted 100 macadamia tree seedlings to increase nut production.
  • Facilitated the annual harvest of organically grown maize, potatoes, sugar beans, sunflowers, cabbage, carrots, avocados, tomatoes, macadamia, and other vegetables.
  • Installed a water delivery system that provides access to clean water.
  • Employed hundreds of women in the community to work on the farm in a specialized capacity with poultry, macadamia, and organic vegetables.

And, in the near future, we will be:

  • Expanding our solar power to ensure that it has the capacity to power an increase in egg production 
  • Fundraising for a hydroponic greenhouse, which will serve as a sustainable method of growing plants in a controlled environment

Source: Gary Skirrow 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our supporters, partners, and the entire Zimbabwe Farm Report, whose unwavering dedication made this achievement possible. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue our journey toward creating sustainable agriculture solutions and fostering prosperity in Africa.