Chido Govera and the girls

What's going on?

What's going on

My experience at the Future of Hope Foundation

I have told this story so many times in both English and Dutch, that the lovely Chido Govera, immediately starts laughing when I say the words “well, via via via”. 
In the spring of 2016, my father had the wonderful experience of meeting the spirited Ms. Govera.


A 7 minute compilation you might enjoy!

Meet Brenda

Brenda is the youngest girl at our centre. She loves to cook and to draw. She eats a lot of mushrooms too! Sometime in April Brenda was sitting with her sisters, Kudakwashe, Fiona, Anna, Christine, Rutendo and Portia chatting about life.

Symposium - Will you be there?

On november 3rd 2015 The Future of Hope Symposium: Food for the Body - Food for the Brain will take place and you can be there.

BBC4 Food waste pioneers

Listen to Chido's story in this BBC4 broadcast, click here.

Dan Saladino hears three stories of how three very different individuals are reimagining food waste - solving problems, discovering flavours, and changing lives.

Spreading hope

Watch this video and learn more about how am&pm received Chido Govera in december 2014. Hear how the message of hope is spreading...

Get involved

Learn how you can be of help to the Future of Hope Foundation.


    Help us spread our word

    Make a contribution

    The Future of Hope Foundation Trust opened an account with KBC-bank. All contributions are most welcome. Please find here the details of the account:

    The Future of Hope Foundation Trust

    IBAN BE88 7350 3353 8241

    Your contributions will go a long way!

    Partner Programme

    Get into sustainable food business

    Become part of the family

    You want to start your own mushroom business in your region or city and become a business partner of the Future of Hope. Then please get in touch with us via the contact form to get more details about our partner programme.

    Volunteer Programme

    Contribution beyond donation

    Teach kids in Africa

    From 2014 onwards we will be offering you the chance to work in the Future of Hope center directly with our team and the kids. We need volunteers to teach different practical skills, english, maths and many more topics – but also to walk a day beside the children.

    Please contact us by using the contact form.

Untill now the Future of Hope Foundation
achieved the following:

  • 0
    trainings held
  • 0
    communities reached
  • 0
    mentors trained
  • 0
    orphans trained


  • Chido Govera
    Founder of the Future of Hope Foundation

    Mushroom farming expert. Author of The Future of Hope.

  • Katherina Bach
    Consultant at ZERI Foundation

    Former Climate Change Office Director at Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial.
    Co-founder of the Future of Hope Foundation.
    (Columbia – residing in RSA)

  • Eva Michielin
    Consultant at ZERI Foundation

    Former IBM Manager.
    Director Partner Programme & Communication. Germany.

Partners of the Future of Hope Foundation

  • Reed Elsevier
  • Rotary Keerbergen

ZimbabweSouth Africa

The Future of Hope Foundation Zimbabwe

Address: Street:C/o Nyati Travel, 29 ׀ Rhodesville Avenue Highlands ׀ Harare

Email: info@thefutureofhope.org

The Future of Hope Foundation

Address: ZenView 7 Stirrup lane extension, Hout Bay ׀ Cape Town

Email: info@thefutureofhope.org