Broaden Your Horizons: Travel With A Purpose

By |2021-07-16T08:23:36-05:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: Insight Trips, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: |

“I was looking for an internship opportunity that didn’t involve sitting in front of a Zoom call all day since that’s what we did all year at school. When this opportunity came up, it sounded like an incredible experience to do something hands-on, and in a place I’ve never been before.” Minnesota college student, Michael [...]

Quenton Marty: Reflections From My Time In Zimbabwe

By |2021-07-02T12:30:41-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

This week's blog is written by MATTER's President, Quenton Marty. Quenton and his family recently returned to Minnesota after spending seven months in Zimbabwe working alongside MATTER’s partner, Love for Africa, and overseeing our collaborative projects that are improving communities in this amazing country. This week I had lunch with a longtime friend and MATTER [...]

Earth Day: Plant a Chaya Tree | Fight Climate Change in Zimbabwe

By |2021-04-22T14:17:51-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

Today is Earth Day, a day set aside to commit ourselves to be better stewards of this amazing planet we live on. It’s also the perfect day to celebrate the incredible Chaya tree and its impact on the people and environment in Zimbabwe. We’ve already told you about the enormous nutritional benefits of the Chaya [...]

Chaya Tree Nutrition: 15,000 Trees Planted In Zimbabwe

By |2021-07-23T12:04:02-05:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

Last November MATTER launched the Chaya Tree Story, the vision of donors Sandi Young and Susan Block, with the goal of planting 15,000 Chaya trees in Zimbabwe to increase the health of communities through Chaya's nutrition benefits. Because of the amazing generosity of our donors and supporters, all 15,000 trees are now in the ground! Training [...]

New Oxygen Plant Saves Lives At Victoria Falls Hospital

By |2020-12-11T10:34:10-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“I have to tell you, for a doctor, it was nightmarish stuff. I lost patients because we’d run out of oxygen. It used to give me nightmares; it was deeply traumatic for all involved.” MATTER’s Medical Director for Projects in Zimbabwe, Dr. Mike Jeans, recently shared his harrowing experience as a doctor in Zimbabwe’s Victoria [...]

Medical Equipment & Supplies Deliver Hope To Zimbabwe

By |2021-02-15T11:24:29-06:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

On a beautiful summer day in 2018, a container load of medical equipment and supplies from MATTER was being unloaded at Victoria Falls Hospital in Zimbabwe. Winnie, one of the hospital's nurses, stood watching from a distance hardly believing what she was seeing. “I feel like we go to war every day. We get people in accidents that need x-rays, pregnant [...]

Bringing Hope To Zimbabwe: Medical Container Ships

By |2021-02-15T11:24:28-06:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” Desmond Tutu  It’s MATTER’s privilege to partner with individuals and organizations to bring the bright light of hope to families and communities throughout our world. During these dark days of fear and uncertainty, sickness and death, that light is needed now more than ever.   In the capital [...]

International Women’s Day: Honoring Chipo Mtasa

By |2020-03-06T22:10:07-06:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

Sunday is International Women’s Day. At MATTER, we’re privileged to work with some of the most inspiring, dedicated, and accomplished women from around the world. On MATTER’s Board of Directors sits one of these amazing women, Chipo Mtasa. A successful businesswoman and passionate humanitarian, Chipo’s life is dedicated to helping others and improving life in [...]

YOU MATTER…And Can Change The World!

By |2019-12-12T15:21:29-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |

YOU MATTER.  Two simple words that come together to form a powerful statement. At MATTER, this is not a mere tagline. It’s the guiding principle by which we work with and serve others. When people believe they matter and believe others matter too, amazing things happen!   There is no better example of this than that of our dear [...]

Change Lives For Students Like Marissa

By |2019-12-12T12:55:15-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

Marissa Taylor, a sixth grader at Victoria Falls Primary School in Zimbabwe. Meet Marissa, a sixth-grader at Victoria Falls Primary School in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Marissa’s always liked school. She’s smart, curious and loves to learn. When the MATTER Innovation Hub arrived at her school, she was anxious to see what all the excitement [...]

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