Child Sponsor Zimbabwe

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 Zimbabwe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Child Sponsor Zimbabwe

Child Sponsor Zimbabwe

Child Sponsor Zimbabwe

Child Sponsor Zimbabwe

 


SOS Children

Child Sponsor Zimbabwe: SOS Children's Villages

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

Child Sponsor Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Mission Partnership

Sponsor a child in north-eastern Zimbabwe at the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care Centre.
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Karuna Action

Child Sponsor Zimbabwe: Karuna Action

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

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There are also some other charities who work with children in Zimbabwe:

www.practicalaction.org
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.oxfam.org.uk

If you work with children in Zimbabwe tell us about your work here.

 
 


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