THE HISTORY OF MEDRA
Methodist Development and Relief Agency (MeDRA) is a Christian-based Local NGO owned by the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. MeDRA has a spiritual approach to sustainable development and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Zimbabwe. 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 programs 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 and sanitation, environmental health and emergency humanitarian aid. MeDRA is committed to empowering marginalized and vulnerable groups especially women and children in rural and urban communities towards sustainable self-sufficiency. It is people centered and has extensive experience in participatory problem identification, program planning, and implementation of community-based grassroots projects that improve food security, economic, social and nutritional status of disadvantaged households.
MeDRA’s cross cutting issues are disability inclusion, gender, environmental protection, child protection and HIV&AIDS.
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