About

The Meaning of the Name “Mashambanzou”

The name Mashambanzou comes from the Shona words ‘kushamba’ (to wash) and ‘nzou’ (elephant). Elephants are known to bathe in the wee hours of the morning, and this ritual is known to represent the dawn of a new day. Thus, on a metaphorical level, the name Mashambanzou was chosen to bring inspiration to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIV) by a true visionary, Sr. Noreen Nolan (1935-1999) of the Little Company of Mary after witnessing the suffering, pain, poverty and stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the centre of her heart was to prevent HIV from spreading further hence destroying lives and families In order to achieve this vision, the founding mission and primary objectives of Mashambanzou Care Trust (MCT) were set. Mashambanzou Care Trust aspires to shepherd the People Living with HIV and those affected through the dark & lonely nights,the fear, hunger, stigma and discrimination; and to walk confidently with them into the dawn of a new life filled with hope and untapped opportunities.

Legal Status

Mashambanzou Care Trust is registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 9/90).

 Vision

Resilient & healthier communities empowered to deal with HIV/AIDS

Mission

To provide quality integrated services & empower the most vulnerable communities to deal with HIV and AIDS. 

Mashambanzou 2015 Staff

ORGANOGRAM

Those who make it happen

Board of Trustees
POSITION  NAME
Chair Person Mr Ben Chikwanha
Trustee  Mr Mike Molyneaux
 Trustee  Ms Tandiwe Regai Hove
Trustee Mr Claver Boterere
Trustee Sr Margaret McAllen

 
 

Administration Team
TITLE  NAME
Director Ivy Mudangandi
Finance and HR Manger  Max Musiwechivi
 Programmes Manger  Francesca Temba
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Tafadzwa Chigodora
Finance Officer Florence Mashanawani
Finance Officer Tashinga Chisayira
Administration Assistant Samuel Magama
Housekeeper Lillian Murwira

 
 

Projects Team
TITLE  NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Registered General Nurse 9
Primary Care Nurse  1
 Nurse Aide  6
Social Worker 4
Counsellor 1
Facillitator 1
ECD Teacher 3
Sign Language Teacher 1

 
 


Volunteers
TITLE  NAME
ECD Teacher Patience Nemasango
Development Worker  Tinaye Mukutiri

 
 


Students
PROGRAMME  NAME SCHOOL
ECD Teacher Rejoice Svikiro Zimbabwe Open University
Development Studies  Chengetai Chimatsanga Great Zimbabwe University
 Social Work  Rutendo Motsi Women’s University in Africa