Feed Starving Girls in Zimbabwe

by Girl Child Network (GCN)
$4,515 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Provide emergency food, medical supplies and potable water to those most at need in Zimbabwe. Girl Child Network (GCN) will dispense the supplies.


The emergency relief will directly provide for girls’ basic needs and by buying food, medical supplies and water purification tablets. To summarize GCN staff: The situation is really bad as hunger and thirst grips the communities. For our girls I am really traumatized. It’s true there is no water and you can image the chaos. Cholera has set in. Most of the girls are going hungry for days before they get a meal of leaves and grass. Mealie-meal is expensive and only available in US$.


Meet basic food needs and buy mealie-meal (cornmeal), morvite (instant) porridge, cooking oil, peanut butter, sugar, salt, and flour. Buy drugs to help prevent the spread of disease and also buy need anti-retroviral drugs for girls who need them.

Long-Term Impact

GCN has always worked to support girls’ education and empowerment as they see this is the most effective tool to eradicate poverty. By providing the girls with basic food and water they seek to help girls at a time of great need.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Girl Child Network (GCN)

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http://www.idex.org/gcn.html
Project Leader:
Sarah Dotlich
IDEX Africa Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 105 donors like you, a total of $4,515 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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