ZANE – Zimbabwe A National Emergency is an Australian registered charity that helps the destitute, vulnerable and impoverished people in Zimbabwe. It is the largest supplier of financial aid to elderly people and operates the only network of caring support in Zimbabwe. ZANE runs various projects: the treatment of 1,500 children with clubfoot, the provision of hearing aids, prosthetic limbs for victims of land mines, school and farming projects to support destitute women and children.
The situation in Zimbabwe is worse than ever. On top of massive governmental mismanagement and corruption, today large swathes of the country are suffering acute drought and a major famine. An estimated 2.4 million people need urgent food aid. The first to feel the cruel impact are the weakest and most vulnerable: like Peter*.
Widower Peter lost his job, savings and pension when the hyper-inflation hit and the economy collapsed. With national unemployment rates of over 90% he was soon destitute. Referred by a concerned friend, today ZANE supports Peter with regular food supplies and essential medication.
Peter’s situation is common. Conditions worsen daily and the waiting list of desperate people in need of ZANE’s support is growing.
* Name has been changed on grounds of security
All donations made in Australia to ZANE are tax deductable
Even if you don’t live in Australia, please register with ZANE and be kept up to date with information that may be of interest to Zimbabweans living abroad.
Having grown up in Zimbabwe and after many years of involvement with ZANE I can state categorically that it is an excellent organisation. The team on the ground in Zimbabwe know each individual they help and treat the old, sick and afflicted with kindness and compassion. I have no hesitation in recommending that you support this worthy cause.
As a Zimbabwean who has represented my country on many occasions, I am saddened by the state of my beautiful homeland. If it wasn’t for ZANE,the situation would be worse for many thousands of desperate people blighted by hunger, lack of access to education and ill health. ZANE provides a lifeline to these people and its efficiency and effectiveness is commendable.
ZANE does invaluable, literally lifesaving work in Zimbabwe in providing essential support for those who can no longer help themselves – especially amongst our senior citizens. As ZANE extends its fundraising activities to Australia, I am pleased to endorse the importance of their work and guarantee that the money raised goes where it is needed most. I encourage fellow Australians to support them generously.
While Zimbabwe drops in and out of the world’s news, what doesn’t change is that every day the country’s neediest people face a battle for survival. ZANE provides real assistance to those who need it most. I have hope for this beautiful country and its people, but until true economic and political change become a reality ZANE’s life-saving work must go on. I am proud to be associated with them.
I met with a group of Zimbabweans engaged in the work for ZANE and was impressed with their dedication and professionalism. For all of you who care about Zimbabwe I can thoroughly recommend this charity.
ZANE is one of the most impressive charities I have seen. The charity provides practical support to the most vulnerable people and does so in a way that caters for their mental and physical needs. ZANE has a dedicated team which focuses on building relationships. ZANE staff ensure that every penny raised is used to deliver results.
I have seen a little bit of ZANE’s work on the ground and from what I have seen it is very, very impressive . . . ZANE is one of those lovely organisations that make a little bit of money go a long, long way. ZANE is a good cause and the money is properly and well spent.
ZANE is really in touch with the people it assists . . . ZANE’s work is wonderfully moving . . .
The people of Zimbabwe have so very little to be thankful for, but the great work done by ZANE is bringing relief and improved health to many who had no hope for a better tomorrow. Organizations such as ZANE are critical in providing assistance to those in need.
ZANE’s work in Zimbabwe quite simply provides a lifeline to those who are least able to help themselves. Their committed, inspirational team works hard to ensure that every penny raised goes to where it is needed most.
ZANE’s work in Zimbabwe provides an essential lifeline of support for those who cannot help themselves. It is a wonderful charity and the money goes where it’s needed.
ZANE is an extraordinary charity set up by inspiration . . . I have been enormously impressed by the vision, the hard work and the unquenchable spirit of everyone I have met.
There are many people in Zimbabwe who today remain in desperate need of help, through no fault of their own. ZANE is a dedicated charity devoted to providing a lifeline to these people. The ZANE team is hard-working and focused, bringing impressive results for the poorest and least advantaged, and is most worthy of our support.