Special Partnerships Help the People of Zimbabwe

By |2021-10-08T11:25:56-05:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Chaya, Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

MATTER President Quenton Marty has often remarked that the hardest part of MATTER’s work is finding the right partners. Five years ago, we met Blessing Munyenyiwa, owner of Love for Africa in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. As we got to know him and saw his heart for the Zimbabwe people, it became obvious that Blessing was [...]

Working Together To Save Lives: Zimbabwe LEEP Project Launches Sunday

By |2021-09-30T15:49:59-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

This Sunday, October 3, MATTER will be hosting a benefit concert to launch the LEEP project for the Victoria Falls Hospital in Zimbabwe. LEEP is the acronym for a medical procedure called Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. Though the name is a bit of a tongue-twister and sounds rather complicated, the LEEP procedure is actually quite [...]

Cervical Cancer In Zimbabwe: Providing Health & Hope Through LEEP

By |2021-09-17T08:52:14-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Events, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

Cervical cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer for women worldwide. It’s also one of the most treatable types of cancer when found early. Because it’s typically a slow-growing cancer, cervical cancer screening tests to detect precancerous lesions combined with early treatment has seen the rate of cervical cancer drop significantly over the last couple [...]

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 [...]

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