Zimbabwe Pensioners Battling To Cope

Kathy came into the office to do her brother’s renewal form. For many years Kathy has been supporting her brother and paying his medical shortfalls. However, this is becoming very difficult as Kathy is now 73 and still working, but fears this will soon come to an end.

Eric also came into the office to do his renewal form. This gentleman is 87 years old and still working a half day through necessity. He was looking tired and was worried about the future.

Rita, who normally walks once a week to do her shopping, said she had not managed this week because of the heat. She was thrilled to receive her parcel, allowing her to avoid a long and hot walk to the shops.

Barbara had her CT scan which we assisted her with from the extra Australian funds provided by a very kind donor. Barbara continues to lose weight, so we hope and pray that the scan will reveal the problem and that it will not be terrible news.

Launa is still struggling, following her heart attack a few months ago. The medications are not only very expensive but come with side effects which leaves her feeling very dizzy and weak.

I call in to visit Sally every week, following her stroke a few months ago. She is very thin and weak, with no appetite. I fear Sally will not return to her former self. Her son visits every day after work and is very loving and caring of his Mother.

We are doing much better now, not only are our monthly donations increasing but we have received quite a few substantial one-off donations. Also, there are more people using ZANE to send money to family or friends.

Our monthly income has increased sufficiently to double the money we send over every month without reducing our bank balance much. With the Old Legs Silverback Tour starting soon we will be able to send even more over.


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 lifts the pressure of money worries which is very debilitating emotionally.

(Donations made to ZANE in Australia, are tax-deductible)

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