The Mutemwa Care Centre is home to 62 patients with mixed illnesses ranging from leprosy to mental and physical disabilities. Each patient has their own living quarter and are cared for by individual carers and nurses at the centre.
Surrounding the care centre are homes belonging to the families of the patients. Within the settlement, there is a managerial group, who have come from the Franciscans in Harare. Fr Linous Mkumbuzi who joined Mutemwa in February 2020, leads the team at the care centre.
Mutemwa Care Centre tries to be as self-sufficient as possible so they have many projects that employs people and feeds the community and can generate an income.
PIGS – They have several pigs that they use for meat and breed from to sell the piglets which provides an income for the community.
CHICKENS – There are about 62 chickens, that provide an enormous amount of both meat and eggs and the excess is sold.
CATTLE – The cows that are farmed at Mutemwa are used for meat to feed the patients.
BEES – In honour of John there are a lot of bee hives that thrive at Mutemwa, providing the community to produce jars of honey to sell.
VEGETABLES – There are a lot of planted vegetables to feed the community and have also started to grow food to be able to feed the animals they have.