The Role of Family Action for Community Empowerment in Zimbabwe (FACE ZIM) Organisation in Promoting Sustainable Peace and Development in Murewa District
The research sought to show the roles being played by FACE ZIMBABWE organization in promoting sustainable peace in and development in Murewa district. Lack of employment, poverty, gender based violence and the HIV pandemic have been disturbing peace and development in Murewa district. The number of OVC has been increased due to the spread of the killer diseases. FACE Zimbabwe introduced income generating projects for economic empowerment, school fees assistance for the orphan and vulnerable and also the dissemination of information of real facts about HIV/AIDS. The hierarchy of needs by Abraham Maslow was used as a theoretical framework to elaborate the importance of addressing human needs in a bid to achieve peace and development that is sustainable. Exploratory research design was used and qualitative research methodology was applied during the research. For the assessment of the activities being done by FACE organization, the researcher interviewed 5 key informants, had 4 focus group discussions with four groups of people that work with the organization in the Murewa community. The researcher also managed to do in-depth interviews with 28 group members that had focus group discussions. From the data that was obtained from the research, the FACE organization is doing income generating projects, psychosocial support and information dissemination. The biggest challenges being faced by the organization includes lack of funds for incentives, projects and transport for field events. The study recommends the organization to seek for more funds and to pay more support visits to the groups which the organization is working with and to empower the groups with modern technology in line with the projects they will be doing.