BUILDING ZIMKIDS A HOME: The Adrian Suskin Center

$37,055 $0
Raised Remaining


Zimkids Orphan Trust is building its own home to support 160 Zimbabwean orphans with food, sports, arts, education, medical programs and individual attention and to move toward self-sustainability.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

For five years we have fed 160 AIDS orphans and their families, offered them educational and psycho-social support and recreational activities from drama to chess, provided for their medical care while operating out of a classroom in a local primary school. The extended families that look after them are overburdened by the growing number of children falling into the care of a decreasing number of adults. Now, we have been given funds to build our own facility.

How will this project solve this problem?

Funds raised will buy tables, chairs, bookshelves for our computer training center; equipment and supplies for our clinic; irrigation equipment for our market garden,chickens to provide eggs, kitchen equipment, playground equipment and solar panels

Potential Long Term Impact

Our goal is not only to keep the kids alive but to help them grow into productive, educated and vocationally trained adults, energized, assertive and ready to take initiative for themselves, their families and their community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $37,055

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $37,055 .  The original project funding goal was $35,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Dennis Gaboury

Chair, Board of Trustees
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Where is this project located?

Map of BUILDING ZIMKIDS A HOME: The Adrian Suskin Center