The Mutemwa Care Centre

Individual resident’s homes are grouped in small communities

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, the Franciscan manage the running of the care centre.   Father Linous Mkumbuzi OFM leads the team at Mutemwa.

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Community Projects

Mutemwa Care Centre try  to be as self-sufficient as possible and have many projects that employs local people, feeds the community and generates an income.

PIGS – They have several pigs that are use for meat to feed the community.  Mutemwa also has a breeding program and sell’s the piglets which provides an income for the community.

CHICKENS – Mutemwa has approximately 62 chickens.  Chickens provide meat and eggs and the excess is sold to again generate an income. 

CATTLE – The cows that are farmed at Mutemwa are used for meat to feed the patients.

BEES – In honour of John there care centre has many thriving bee hives, providing the community with honey so they can produce jars to sell.

VEGETABLES – Mutemwa maintains a large plot of planted vegetables.  The vegetables feed the community and the animals.

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Click here to gift a mango tree to Mutemwa

How Your Donations Have Helped

This year your donations helped:

  • 1500 people were helped at the Mutemwa Care Centre Clinic this year
  • Pay for 3 full-time healthcare workers salaries
  • Provide onsite accommodation for the seriously ill 34 patients 
  • Cover fuel costs to pay for getting the end of life patients to the hospital in Harare

A big THANK YOU from us and everyone at Mutemwa

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Meet the Residents of Mutemwa.

Meet Jessie

Meet Bauren

Meet Coletta

John Bradburne – adventurer into pilgrim

John Bradburne (1921–1979) lived an extraordinary life. He was a reluctant hero of the Second World War, a pilgrim and a hermit, a poet and a musician, a joker and a mystic, and a theologian.

After many years travelling and searching, he found the place that God wanted him to be – living alongside men and women suffering with leprosy in Mutemwa, Zimbabwe, a place he helped transform into a community of peace, joy and love.

Read the John Bradburne story