Zvandiri, “As I am”, is transforming young lives through peer connections to assure health, happiness, and hope. We work with governments to deliver services to young people living with HIV at scale through trained peers who connect with them and support them to survive and thrive.
We began in 2004 with six young people living with HIV who wanted more in their lives than just medicines and clinic visits. They established a support group which has evolved into the Zvandiri model of community, clinic and digital health services, in partnership with governments, to deliver services to young people living with HIV. Our evidence-based model connects young people with trained, mentored peers provides a holistic approach that is innovative and ensures sustainable impact. Zvandiri started in Zimbabwe and has been adopted and scaled in 11 countries with 3000 trained peers we call Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters or CATS.*
Year work began
CATS and YMM
Passionate ‘Zvandirians’ make up our staff team