With 17 associations in three regions, this indigenous African NGO has mobilized millions of members of rural communities to choose their own development path through a bottom-up approach and according to their own culture and tradition. In times of disaster, civil strife and drought, it has organized to share food and other resources, and has alerted the outside world in time to get aid and avoid crisis situations. Their work is rooted in five basic principles which are the fibre of their traditions. ORAP is a woman-led organization which puts women as a top priority in development.
Cooperative or Membership Association
Primary Country Where Active:
Postal Address (Main Contact)
Tomson Dube Organization of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) P.O Box 877, 16 Boone Ave, Glenville, Richmond Bulawayo, Zimbabwe