This is a message from Tom Benyon – the founder of ZANE – who has been raising money for the desperate victims of Zimbabwe’s decline for 20 years.
The Zimbabwe authorities have learned one crucial lesson. World media are only interested if people are being killed with bullets or machetes. Slow starvation and the absence of medicines do not create headlines. So while there are more sensational stories to parade to the public, the tragedy of the slow dying in today’s Zimbabwe is being ignored.
Desperate people are turning to ZANE for help in increasing numbers for there is nowhere else to go. Zimbabwe has neither social services nor national health provision so if you are poor, and ill, and friendless, you will likely die in squalor. And because over the past fifteen years inflation has gutted the value of savings and pensions the elderly endure total destitution. ZANE provides their only lifeline.
Just imagine this: inflation in local currency is running at 450% pa; power cuts last for 20 hours out of the 24, the cost of food soars daily. Life’s a never-ending struggle just to stay alive.
ZANE’s teams in Zimbabwe tell us that the part of their work they dread is having to say, “sorry, but no”, because of limited resources.
Thank you again for your generosity. Thousands are relying on ZANE’s help and without you we can do nothing. Thank you for enabling ZANE to save lives.
* Names and images may have been changed for privacy reasons
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Thank you – Nicky Passaportis ZANE Australia
Please donate to support pensioners struggling to survive in Zimbabwe
Any assistance is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to giving our pensioners a better quality of life and lift the pressure of money worries which is very debilitating emotionally.
(Donations made to ZANE in Australia, are tax-deductible)