Welcome to Basilwizi – “People of the Great River”

Basilwizi Trust is a community development organization, founded in 2002 by the local people of the Zambezi valley, north western part of Zimbabwe. The existence of Basilwizi Trust is a demonstration of concern and determination by Zambezi valley communities to demand and restore their dignity taken away from them by the displacement from the Zambezi River banks. Poverty, the main cause of vulnerability to food insecurity, is one of the defining features of the Zambezi valley. The Zambezi valley districts rank least on the Zimbabwe development index and yet they have great potential to be better from the vast natural resources found in the region. Thus Basilwizi works to assist the communities of Binga, Gokwe north, Hwange and Nyaminyami administrative districts to realize own development and emancipation from extreme poverty through community led interventions.

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Basilwizi would like to establish a database for all professionals that reside in the Zambezi Valley for the purpose of creating linkages and assessment of Human Resources development in the Valley. Download the form and follow the instructions to submit it to Basilwizi and we will get back to you with further information, when the database is complete.

Read the interesting stories about all our atcitivites from last year! The latest Annual Report 2014 is now published here on our website. Click on this link Annual Report 2014 to read the report.


In this issue:

  • World Wetlands Day
  • Poem of the month
  • Launch of massive HIV/AIDS campaign 
  • Positive results from women empowerment

“I’m happy that people come and seek guidance from our lobby group. The village head, Samuel Mwinde, worked together with us and he helped mobilize people to build the classrooms” says Joice Mutale.

Joice Mutale explaining how she helped building the new classrooms.

Community radio creates a space for development and for people to share ideas. With more community radio stations in Zimbabwe people would be "able to talk about the prices of Kapenta fish in the community of Kariba, price of timber in the community of Tsholotsho, the price of bream in Binga [...]", Programmes Officer for Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS), Kudzai Kwangwari writes. 

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