Help keep 3,750 children in school!

Dec 17, 2008

Zimbabwe: Compassion in a Time of Crisis

As I write to you, the crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening daily. A paralysis of systems—electricity, water, sanitation and health care—is making people’s lives ever more painful. Cholera, the disease of extreme poverty, is creeping across the country. In the rural areas, people rise before dawn to get to the wild fruits before the baboons, so they will have food for the day. Clinics have no treatment to offer the sick.

Speaking with one of our Zimbabwean colleagues, I asked her what keeps people going. She said, “What I love about my people is that they are so creative. They don’t stop at the hurdles. They go under or around them. We know this time will pass. Nothing is forever.”

As you read about the acts of compassion that are occurring each day around Zimbabwe, as you read the firsthand accounts from Camfed staff members on the ground, I hope you will agree with me that Zimbabweans need all the support we can provide them. For children in Zimbabwe, school is a lifeline. Without our help, that lifeline is in jeopardy of disappearing.

Ann Cotton Executive Director, Camfed International



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