Mubaya Ecovillage Zimbabwe
Corresponds with the idea of an ecovillage, as defined by « Global Ecovillage Network » (GEN) as a likeminded community or traditional community, which integrates holistically in participatory processes in ecological, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainability, in order to restore a social and natural environment.
The Mubaya Ecovillage
Michael Mubaya, the coordinator of the Mubaya Ecovillage projects, and other members of the extended family, Cathrine and Thomas Mubaya, have been trained in permaculture. Thanks to sustainable management, the soil is now being cultivated with care, small livestock are being kept for fertilizers and agriculture is being diversified. The village community, under the direction of three trainers, Michael, Cathrine and Thomas, are cultivating the grounds and continuing their training in handicrafts and food processing. The main purposes until 2020 are sustainable and self-sufficient food production and energy independence.
Why a Ecovillage
The Mubaya Ecovillage shapes its destiny against famine, migration and climate change on its own.
Moved by the will power of this village community to help itself to overcome the effects of climate change and the increasingly difficult economic situation in its homeland in Dignity itself, the association does not only support the Nutritional independence of the woken up of this scattered settlement, but also contributes to the fact that they do not have to emigrate. The association does this in particular financially with benefit events but also staff with regular exchange on the projects and the visit on site.
Swiss Support Association
The association aims at financial, administrative and personnel support for sustainable, ecological and social projects in the Mubaya Ecovillage.
Patricia Zimmermann Kadima
Patthamaphorn Wan Kunz
The project team in Zimbabwe
Project leader and management
My dream is that the inhabitants of the Mubaya village live a self-determined and independent life in harmony with nature and with one another.
Coordinator Women's Projects
We can take the small steps, the big episodes automatically
How to contact us
You will find us in Switzerland
Förderverein Mubaya Ökodorf Zimbabwe
CH - 2502 Biel
IBAN CH44 0900 0000 8913 29541