With a passion to empower and transform rural communities in Gokwe and Muzarabani districts, MeDRA focuses on supporting people to develop sustainable livelihoods, access clean water and improved sanitation facilities and strengthen community-based support structures. MeDRA also works closely with the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe to address systemic issues of injustice through promoting gender equality, community level peace and reconciliation and child safe-guarding.
In 2016 Y Care International supported MeDRA to undertake strategic planning that has helped MeDRA to focus their work on making the biggest possible difference with the resources they have. It also supported MeDRA to work with drought affected communities – from immediate food assistance to longer term food security. Together now, Y Care International and MeDRA are working together to support the formation of small groups that will enable individuals to access new and more sustainable livelihoods like chicken rearing, gardening, pig breeding and fish farming.