MAKONI OLD PEOPLE’S HOME
Makoni Old People’s Home is situated in Rusape in Manicaland and has 19 residents, 3 females and 16 males whose ages fall between 50 and 97 years. The majority of the residents are ex farm workers from the surrounding farms who either could not be reintegrated into their families or have since lost contact with family members. The former farm workers migrated, in search of greener pastures, from surrounding countries such as, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to mention but just a few.
Makoni old people’s home is community owned. Since its inception in the early 80’s, volunteers have from all walks of life have formed committees from time to time to help run the institution. T6he daily upkeep of the home is at the mercies of the goodwill of local residents, local churches, and members of the business fraternity, Non Governmental Organisations, school children and individuals who continuously support the institution. The home however has a board, currently chaired by Mr P. Guta, and is spearheading the development activities currently taking place at the institution.