Help Prevent Disease & Feed the Hungry in Zimbabwe

by Age UK


Zimbabwe is facing hyperinflation, rising food prices, the failure of the summer harvest, repeated droughts, an HIV pandemic and political turbulence. This crisis has affected an estimated 5 million.

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Older people are among the most marginalised in the country and many are in desperate need of food, blankets, and washing facilities to protect them from the night-time cold and disease. Many older people are also caring for orphans and sick dependants.


We are helping eighty older people who are living in a care home near the border with Mozambique. They have been abandoned by their families who can no longer afford to support them. We are also helping forty other older people in the community.

Long-Term Impact

This funding will help 120 older people get through these most critical months. At the end of this project, we will be continuing to work with the older people involved, to help them recover from the crisis and earn an income to support themselves.

Additional Documentation

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


Age UK - What we Do Internationally
Older Zimbabweans lose life savings

Organization Information

Age UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Rachel Thompson
Project Leader:
Rachel Thompson
Individual Marketing Co-ordinator
London, United Kingdom
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