Child Sponsor Zimbabwe


Child Sponsor Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe with its population of around twelve and a half million is located in southern Africa and is bordered by South Africa to its south, Botswana to its south-west, Zambia to its north-west and Mozambique to its east. On 11th November 1965 Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) declared a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from the UK which effectively expelled it from the international community and triggered sanctions against its regime until peace talks concluded at Lancaster House in London in 1979 which paved the way for a new constitution for the country seeing saw one Robert Mugabe and his Zanu party elected to power and the country formally gaining its full internationally accepted independence on 18th April 1980.


Since then, Mugabe's mismanagement of the country has seen it reduced to what many describe as the "basket case of Africa." Today Zimbabwe in 173rd place out of 187 countries and territories in 2011 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of just 51.4yrs and 80% of the population living below the poverty line. UNICEF figures from 2007 suggest that out of Zimbabwe's child population of just over six million, 120,000 children aged 14 and under are infected with AIDS and a further 1,000,000 children have been orphaned by the disease. This figure means that Zimbabwe has the highest number of orphans as a % of its population through AIDS than any other country on Earth. As a doctor in Zimbabwe grimly expressed the magnitude of the problem "Put simply, people are dying of AIDS before they can starve to death". Many children in Zimbabwe have voted with their feet and attempt to flee the country across the dangerous Limpopo river where exploitation awaits.


Child sponsor programs in Zimbabwe work with abandoned and orphaned children, AIDS awareness and prevention programs and on ensuring basic needs such as food are met in a country where unemployment is around 85%. You can help when you sponsor a child in Zimbabwe.

Child Sponsor Programs Zimbabwe:


SOS Children

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.

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WorldVision

A child sponsor program where you can exchange cards, letters and photos with your sponsored child.

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PLAN

With Plan you form a unique connection with a named child and their family in Zimbabwe.

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ActionAid

Your sponsorship will ensure a child has enough to eat, a safe place to live and attend school.

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Z.M.P

The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership (ZMP) works with the wider community to meet the needs of orphans in Zimbabwe.

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Bright Tomorrows

Sponsor an orphaned child in the rural areas of Mutoko and Mhondoro in the North East of Zimbabwe.

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Mother of Peace

Your support will help your sponsored child in Zimbabwe realize the dreams that escape so many others.

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Hippo Valley

Sponsors receive pictures and information & a yearly CD video interview as well as a letter from the child.

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Karuna Action

Sponsor a child from a small rural community in Bulaweyo to ensure that the child can attend school.

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Your Project Here

List your child sponsor in Zimbabwe project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here

List your child sponsor in Zimbabwe project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here

List your child sponsor in Zimbabwe project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Zimbabwe Children

About child labour exploitation and abuse at the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe.

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Street Children

Information about the growing crisis
of street children in Africa escaping poverty and violence.

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African Children News

All the latest news about children in Africa, their circumstances, children's right developments and legal issues.

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Volunteer

As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Zimbabwe?

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