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Stories of Change – Documenting the Impact of ACT Ubumbano


We invited some of our partners to reflect on what difference ACT Ubumbano has made in their work. The outcome is a rich collection of stories of change ranging from the personal journeys of activists through to changes in organisational practice.

Click here to read ‘Stories of Change’

Ubumbano Community Voice App

The Zimbabwe Coalition of Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) and ACT Alliance Malawi, in partnership with ACT Ubumbano, have been running training sessions for activists on how to use the Ubumbano Voice App to tell their stories of resistance against injustice.

15 community activists from 4 Districts (Machinga, Blantyre, Mulanje and Nsanje) participated in the Malawi session, while the Zimbabwe training has 20 activists from Bulawayo and surrounds. These mark the beginning of our expansion of the Voice App as a platform for community stories of resistance and struggle to be heard more widely.
Click here to read some of the stories.

Partner Profiles


Council of Swaziland Churches

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
The Council of Swaziland Churches is a fellowship of churches that confess Christ as Lord and Saviour according to the scriptures. Established in 1976, The Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC) is a Christian organization with thirteen member churches. The mission of the Council is to build capacity amongst the churches to allow them to be advocates of justice and peace. The mission of the Council is achieved through the work of its department - the Justice Peace and Reconciliation Department (JPR) - with Legal and Human Rights Education and Training, Democracy and Good Governance, Constitutionalism, Conflict Transformation and Economic Justice Literacy.
Click here to visit the website.

Ubumbano Voice

The stories below are written by activists and organisers working in communities across the region. Click on the links to read the stories from the Ubumbano Voice website, or download the Ubumbano Voice App from Google Play store for these stories and more.

Uncollected garbage and mushrooming of illegal dumpsites a cause for concern for Kuwadzana residents

For quite a long time, we have noticed the mushrooming of illegal dumpsites in Kuwadzana, Ward 37 , and the surrounding wards in Harare... Read more

Girls warned against backyard abortions

At times girls who find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy opt for abortion. However since abortion is illegal in Zimbabwe, most women end up opting for backyard abortion... Read more

Sewer bursts in Makokoba, a ticking health timebomb

The problem of unattended sewer bursts has been a talking point in Makokoba for the past two months. Efforts to engage the Bulawayo City Council have proved futile. A resident, Grace Mutanda has described the situation as a ‘timebomb'... Read more

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