Why are we walking yet again?
The pensioners ZANE assists face economic catastrophe. The lockdown is having a devastating impact on an already shattered economy. As a result, famine is widespread and the looming fear of disease hangs over Zimbabwe like a shroud.
For those pensioners supported by ZANE, each day is a struggle for survival – healthcare, of course, is limited to the rich who can afford to leave Zimbabwe.
These pensioners are effectively trapped and each day is a misery punctuated by water shortages, fuel queues, rampant inflation and the desperate search for affordable food. For example, the price of tea bags has tripled in the last fortnight and sugar has become a rare find.
ZANE has never lost donor money to theft, corruption, busted banks or “middle men”.
Our loyal ZANE workers gently means-test potential recipients of aid. This ensures that donor cash – your money – is spent where it is really needed.
Through your generosity, our ZANE workers are saving the lives of pensioners who otherwise would be facing a slow death from hunger and neglect. They have nowhere else to turn to but ZANE.
Imagine being old and destitute, and trapped in a country without welfare or healthcare provision of any kind. It could be you; it could be me. So please consider sponsoring Jane and me and Moses, our dog, walking for ZANE once again. Together, we can feed the hungry, and replace loneliness and despair with hope and love.
We dedicate this walk to our loyal ZANE donors who make the survival of Zimbabwe’s impoverished pensioners possible.
Thank you for your support.
Tom Benyon OBE