What ZANE Donors Do for Zimbabwe Pensioners

The position of many pensioners in Zimbabwe is desperate and grows worse daily. Many are starving. Some are in receipt of devalued pensions from the Zimbabwe government. However, the hyperinflation that occurred before the dollarisation of the currency in 2009 means that these pensions are practically worthless.

Please donate to the ZANE Pensioners Appeal by clicking here now.

The targeted elderly people are those on local pensions, or in some cases, without pensions at all. They will have lived in Zimbabwe most or all of their lives and may well have been part of the war effort in World War ll. Their pensions and savings will have diminished to such an extent that they can no longer afford to live and many receive no (or very little) assistance from their relatives. Some in fact have been abandoned by relatives who have now moved country and have no more to do with them whatsoever.

Read sample thank you letters from some of the pensioners who have been helped by ZANE donors like yourself.

ZANE is in effective partnership with all the UK services’ charities in Zimbabwe.

There are many Zimbabwe pensioners in these categories in struggling retirement homes. Because of the legacy of hyperinflation, the management personnel of the homes are facing an endless series of crises and many of them are now near to breaking point.

ZANE supports care homes with the provision of food. It also assists individuals with help towards their care home fees, including those living in frail care. ZANE is working with the homes to keep them open for the sake of the Zimbabwe pensioners.

Although it is a very sobering experience to visit these places, these visits are also uplifting due to the home staff’s spirit of determination in dire circumstances. The Zimbabwe pensioners themselves are often proud and reluctant to talk of their problems.

Please donate to the ZANE Pensioners Appeal by clicking here now.

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ZANE - Zimbabwe a National Emergency
Registered Charity No: 1112949

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Registered address:
2 Church Street, Bladon, Oxon OX20 1RS

 

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