MeDRA is a Christian-based Local NGO owned by the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. MeDRA uses a spiritual approach to sustainable development. MeDRA is result oriented and believes in a theory of change that seeks to empower and transform our target communities. MeDRA was registered as a private voluntary organization (PVO) in August 2009 although activities started in 2004. The organization has its mandate to undertake Humanitarian and Developmental programmes that aim at meaningfully contributing towards positive socio-economic change in Zimbabwe, beginning with marginalized communities and most vulnerable populations.
The organization has provided long term needed assistance in the areas of agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, environment management and disaster risk management and emergency humanitarian aid. MeDRA has worked with various communities in peace building initiatives aimed at promoting tolerance and peaceful coexistence through conflict resolution, management and prevention mechanisms.
A society in which all enjoy abundant life and God given dignity. (John 10:10)
To empower communities to improve livelihoods and experience justice through sustainable interventions which bear witness to God’s love
- Participation and Inclusion
- Transparency and accountability
MeDRA Targets the vulnerable and marginalised women, girls, boys and men, people living with disabilities, Pregnant and lactating women, elderly, internally displaced populations, and priority is given to those in hard-to-reach areas.
MeDRA is currently operating in the following districts: Gokwe South, Buhera, Bikita and Chipinge
- Gender Justice
- Disability Inclusion
- Human Trafficking
The organisation seeks to:
Safeguarding, Gender Justice, Disability Inclusion, Anti-Human Trafficking Policies
MeDRA endeavours to ensure that communities involved in our activities are respected and that they are not exploited. Therefore, MeDRA has developed the Safeguarding, Disability Inclusion, Gender justice and Anti-human trafficking policies which aims to minimize and prevent risks related to physical or emotional violence, harm, or abuse, as well as exploitation, including the sexual abuse of children, women, men, elderly and the disabled. MeDRA operates based on the perspective of access to human rights and equal opportunity. We strive to create an environment of respect for the organization.
Safeguarding, complaints and feedback
MeDRA has taken an initiative to provide protection and support to communities affected through the channelling of complaints and feedback via the Toll-free facility, suggestion box and help desks. Therefore, we welcome complaints about our work in the communities in which we operate. Complaints and response mechanisms have been instrumental in addressing both community and organizational challenges a s a way of improving accountability. We ask comments and complaints about our work to be raised and discussed with relevant staff and managers at MeDRA to enable a lasting solution to be derived. As we make complaints let us be factual to avoid malicious claims as they may affect the image of employees if found otherwise. The toll-free line for MeDRA is 08080551. (Econet subscribers)