Charity: ZANE: Zimbabwe A National Emergency
ZANE: Zimbabwe A National Emergency is a UK registered charity working to help the most destitute, vulnerable and impoverished people in Zimbabwe. ZANE is the largest supplier of financial aid to elderly people in Zimbabwe, supporting over 1,800 impoverished pensioners whose life savings and pensions disappeared in the economic collapse and subsequent hyper-inflation. This includes over 600 war veterans and their widows who served the Crown and were promised an entirely different retirement. Instead, they are dependent on charity to survive. ZANE distributes grants to cover care home fees, rent, food and medical costs. ZANE also funds a clubfoot correction programme for children living in high density areas in extreme poverty. The lives of over 3,950 children have already been transformed to date and ZANE continues to fund this life-changing work. ZANE funds an education programme in a high-density suburb in Harare, running seven pop-up classrooms for destitute children who would otherwise not receive an education. The project is led by teaching mentors who live in the local community. ZANE has been working alongside these women for a number of years through its creative therapy project, building their skills and confidence. All are victims of extreme political violence and abuse; many are HIV positive. ZANE is a relational charity – it does not provide bulk aid. Recipients are gently means-tested to ensure that aid goes to those who need it the most. ZANE forms one of the largest social services networks in Zimbabwe, delivered by a team of committed community workers and volunteers operating in difficult and challenging circumstances. For more information, or to donate, please visit www.zane.uk.com.