Greetings, Wonderful Supporters!
Life in Zimbabwe has been bustling, with the challenges of corruption and government politics adding to our struggles. We currently have 105 children under our care. With steady funding for only 20 of them, we’re stretched to our limits, but we continue to face each day with a smile!
Our approach to childcare is unique. We believe in the value of family, which is why we’ve built a village-like environment with 15 houses on our site. Each house is home to up to 7 children and is cared for by two dedicated house moms. This small ratio and familial living arrangement help the children feel part of a small family within the larger village.
Each house also has its own chicken farm, teaching the children how to care for the chickens and build a sustainable food source. This is a crucial life skill in Zimbabwe, where shopping at local supermarkets is prohibitively expensive for most local communities.
Ten months ago, thanks to your donations, Action Change installed an Aquaponics veggie system in one of the houses. This system now provides enough veggies for an entire house, offering a sustainable approach to food security. Our goal is to install 14 more systems, but at a cost of around $3,000 each, it’s a long-term fundraising project. Once complete, each house will have a sustainable food source, reducing our need for active fundraising for food.
We’d like to highlight a significant day - Giving Tuesday, falling on November 28th. It’s the most substantial day of the year for donations. Excitingly, GlobalGiving will match every new donation made on Giving Tuesday, amplifying the impact of your contribution on our cause and enabling us to continue our work for another year.
We’re incredibly grateful for your support and hope you’ll join us for Giving Tuesday. Please share our work and project with your friends and family, so we can continue making a difference together. Thank You!