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Our activities vary depending on our multi-faceted approaches and interventions. We are involved in a variety of environment protection initiatives to prevent desertification, air, water and land pollution. We offer capacity building projects to the poor, marginalized and disadvantaged communities through skills training. These include Fish farming, Bee Keeping, Mushroom farming, detergent making, Shoe polish making and many other income generating skills. We also give care, support and help to HIV Positive patients. We assist orphans left behind by parents who succumbed to HIV and AIDS by paying their school fees, buying them stationery and school uniforms.

We help communities who live in remote areas with clean water and proper sanitation through borehole drilling, toilet building etc.

CEPPAD offers psycho-social support for people staying in rural / remote areas who are affected by drug and substance abuse.

People who have been incarcerated in jail are facing a lot of challenges. CEPPAD will assist them with toiletries, soap and sanitizers.

CEPPAD will also source and provide essential sanitary ware to female inmates saving their jail terms to maintain their sexual reproductive health.

Poor, marginalized and disadvantaged communities will be assisted with food hampers. CEPPAD offers Care, support and transport provision to poor, sick people deserving medical attention. We also give Sexual Reproductive Health care and support including female sanitary pads to the girl child and other deserving members of the poor and marginalized communities.


Welcome to our website. CEPPAD Trust is inclusive to all people regardless of color, creed, religion, gender, social status etc. Minority and marginalized groups are all welcome. Feel free to visit our offices or communicate with us using our available platforms. You are also welcome to participate in our projects in your areas. We will embrace your feedback with open hands regarding the impact of our programs in your communities.

Poverty Alleviation

Poverty effects are evident across all the age groups in Zimbabwe. In order to mitigate the effects of poverty and help communities improve their livelihoods, CEPPAD Trust initiates capacity building, poverty reduction programs and income generating programs to improve food security and employment creation. These include fish farming, bee keeping, poultry, mushroom farming, detergents making etc. The planting of fruit trees and other exotic trees like pine and gum trees campaign is another initiative which will immensely benefit both rural and urban communities

Environment Protection

In Zimbabwe our ecosystem is affected by a variety of human and non-human activities that cause our environment to be unsafe for both living and non-living organisms. CEPPAD Trust capacitates the communities in understanding their environmental rights and their impact on the environment. This is done through imparting skills and partnering with communities in protecting the environment from soil erosion, pollution and desertification. Communities are educated on how to protect their wetlands and other natural resources, the impact of overgrazing, rampant cutting down of trees, veld fires, poor drainage, unsustainable farming practices etc.

Community Development

In Zimbabwe rural communities are usually lagging behind in terms of infrastructural development, food security and employment levels. CEPPAD Trust focuses on mostly community initiated development programs which include re- forestation, land reclamation, pollution reduction, wetlands maintenance etc. We also help communities in coming up with a variety of poverty alleviation and employment creation initiatives through establishing business training programs and income generating projects like fish farming, mushroom farming, bee keeping , detergent making etc.

About Us

Centre for Environmental Protection, Poverty Alleviation and Development Trust (CEPPAD Trust) is a registered not for profit making Non-Governmental Organization in Zimbabwe based at Mutare Teachers’ College, an associate college of the University of Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2020. Its main focus is on improving sustainable livelihoods through Environment Protection, Poverty Alleviation initiatives, sexual reproductive health, prevention, care and support for people affected by HIV and AIDS. It helps in alleviating poverty and carrying out interventions to improve communities’ quality of life through establishing business training programs and income generating projects through partnership with communities and relevant Government Ministries. We conduct capacity building programs for marginalised persons, minority groups and communities to improve their quality of life. Strengthening the capacities of communities in terms of knowledge enhancement, skills upgrading, attitude change, data and information gathering, analysis and dissemination of agricultural initiatives for Food and nutrition security is also our focal area. Our Organisation also champion the adoption of sustainable water and sanitation management technologies.

Our Response to Covid 19

Most countries in the world have been seriously affected by Covid 19 pandemic and Zimbabwe is no exception. Due to Covid 19 induced lockdowns, some businesses closed or down sized and as a result a lot of people lost their jobs. The loss of incomes among families has created devastating poverty especially to the rural communities whose survival solely depended on the income of their loved ones working in towns and cities. CEPPAD Trust wants to reach out to some of the worst affected communities in Zimbabwe and provide the necessary materials, resources, knowledge and skills on a variety of income generation initiatives in order to reduce unemployment and poverty.

Mission Statement

CEPPAD Trust is a Non- Governmental Organization meant to help communities to protect the environment, reduce poverty and capacitate poor communities in creating self-employment to sustain their livelihoods through partnership


Healthy communities for a healthy nation, safe environment, inclusivity and sustainable livelihoods.


  1. Transparency
  2. Accountability
  3. Compassion
  4. Integrity
  5. Justice

Our Community

We are working with marginalized communities, minority groups in both rural and urban areas, women, children, college / University students, people living with albinism, the disabled, the deaf and inmates.

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