Fundraising Concert – September 12, 2015 – SOLD OUT

One Village at a Time is the creation of Chipo Shambare. Chipo now calls Canada home, but she always remembers where she came from – a village in Zimbabwe. The goals of One Village are health promotion, relief of poverty and education, and the organization is Chipo’s tribute to her mother, who died tragically when she was visiting her in Canada. Amai is the Shona word for Mother.

One Village at a Time – Amai project objectives

  • Gaining trust and listening to the expressed needs of community members in Timuri village in Zimbabwe
  • Supporting and engaging the community in healthy living and improving the lives of women, children and the community as a whole
  • Promoting group gatherings, knowledge sharing and personal development
  • Identifying women and youth leaders to be trained
  • Emphasizing self-help, self-knowledge, community participation and traditional ways of life
  • Providing specific information on living with HIV/AIDs, reducing infectious disease transmission, basic personal and community hygiene, clean water, dental hygiene and healthy African diets
  • Shipping books, supplies and vitamin supplements to the village of Timuri and the Chivaraidzo Home for orphans and vulnerable children
  • Supporting one or two people to go to Zimbabwe to set up libraries and create a ‘Train-the-Trainers’ initiative to create improved health and wellbeing of the community

How you can help

Make a small cash donation of $10 (or more if you can afford it) via the secure PayPal payment system.


Donate books, supplies and training to improve the lives of the people of Timuri, as well as the orphans and vulnerable children supported by the Chivaraidzo Home.

About Chipo

Chipo is a Self-Discovery Wellness Leader, Edu-Coach, Mentor Workshop Leader, Trainer and Keynote Speaker. She is also a trained nurse, Midwife and Massage Therapist. Chipo has visited many countries around the world, studied in England, spent time in Montreal and in Inuvik, NWT where she worked as a Nurse Midwife.