Zimbabwe

6th

highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world.

72,000

households in Mutare & Nyanga live in poverty.

450,000

children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.

 

Mwana Trust is based in and around the city of Mutare, and they have a strong focus on education, child protection and the provision of psychosocial care to children affected by HIV/AIDS.

They support over 200 children who have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS to continue their education by:

  • Paying their school fees

  • Providing books and educational materials

  • Buying school uniforms

 Photo credit: G Gurung

Photo credit: G Gurung

A team of trained voluntary caregivers provide both practical and emotional support to the children and their families. Sadly, many of the children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS and they are cared for by either elderly grandparents or by older siblings who are still children themselves. The support of caregivers is therefore vital in keeping family units together and ensuring the children can continue going to school.

Mwana Trust also runs a successful school livelihood project containing a piggery to introduce livestock skills, as well as a school vegetable garden that teaches children simple agricultural skills while improving their diet by supplementing school meals and providing excess vegetables to the local community.

I would never have been able to write my examinations if it had not been for the kind educational support that I received from Mwana Trust. My Grandmother was thinking of withdrawing us from school when Mwana Trust saved the day!
— Sophia, Grade 7, Mt Dangare Primary School
 Photo credit: G Gurung

Photo credit: G Gurung

 White line drawn graphic on a terracotta background showing the contents of a caregiver’s pack, including first aid and cleaning equipment

A donation of £20 a month buys a caregiver’s pack including a basic first aid kit, cleaning materials, tea, biscuits and a sewing kit.

Click here to donate £20 per month