Desperate Situation For Zimbabwean Pensioners

Desperate Situation For Zimbabwean Pensioners

News coming out of Zimbabwe both before and after Christmas shows how desperate the situation for the old folk has become. Here is one report sent by a ZANE fieldworker in December last year. We are now in an extremely busy time of year with assessments and renewals, deliveries to numerous people, visits particularly to…

ZANE Assistance Brings Such Joy To Hard Hit Pensioners

ZANE Assistance Brings Such Joy To Hard Hit Pensioners

Sandy and I did the weekly grocery deliveries which mostly went without a hitch. People continue to be enormously grateful and, as usual, we can see visible differences in their general well-being. I have always spent a lot of time with our recipients but adding groceries to the equation adds a different dimension which has…

Zane Australia Chairman Letter 2020

Zane Australia Chairman Letter 2020

CHRISTMAS 2020 Dear Friend of ZANE I hope you enjoy the ZANE Newsletter and Poetry booklet for 2020. You may wish to visit the ZANE Australia website (zaneaustralia.org.au ) to get an update on ZANE activities. You may not be aware that, in addition to general donations which are used to provide support across a range…

ZANE Australia Christmas Letter 2020

ZANE Australia Christmas Letter 2020

Dear Friend of ZANE When we sent out our Christmas greetings last year, little did any of us know what horrors 2020 had instore! Here in Australia we have been very fortunate through the course of the pandemic to have had suchgood leadership at both national and state level that, despite the bump in Victoria,…

Covid-19 Restrictions Create Isolation For Pensioners

Covid-19 Restrictions Create Isolation For Pensioners

Here are some updates on some of the people we support. They all have worries and the Covid-19 restrictions imposed upon them have created feelings of isolation and are coping with it badly. Mrs. W (82) was desperately sad, lonely, and weepy. She is always worried about money and asked if we could help her…

Old Legs Tour Part 2 for 2020 – Riding For Pensioners In Zimbabwe

Old Legs Tour Part 2 for 2020 – Riding For Pensioners In Zimbabwe

While we have several initiatives running in Aus around the Tour, any donations you would like to make towards Eric and the team can also be made through ZANE Australia by following the link below. Donations made to ZANE in Australia are tax-deductible – every amount given goes directly to the old folk in Zim…

Zimbabwe Pensioners Struggling To Cope Emotionally And Physically

Zimbabwe Pensioners Struggling To Cope Emotionally And Physically

Last week two of the ZANE field workers were faced with a dreadful scenario when they discovered that one of our diabetic pensioners had been subjected to an amputation of his toes under local anaesthetic in his own home. Mr F had refused to go into hospital as he was terrified of Covid. He then tried…

Pensioners Require More Monthly Support As Prices Rise Alarmingly

Pensioners Require More Monthly Support As Prices Rise Alarmingly

I have had many requests from people already on our books. They want us to double or at least increase our current monthly assistance, saying they can no longer cover their medical aid subscriptions and other monthly bills as well as buy basic foods. These are legitimate requests because we can see the alarming regular…

ZANE Brings So Much Joy To Struggling Pensioners

ZANE Brings So Much Joy To Struggling Pensioners

The reports coming out of Zimbabwe about the plight of the elderly continue to be both alarming and heartbreaking and we are sharing them with our donors and well-wishers to help you understand that the work of ZANE has never been more important and life-savingly vital. ZANE Field Report I assessed a person by the…

5 Good Reasons To Remember The Forgotten Legion

5 Good Reasons To Remember The Forgotten Legion

“ Where would I be without ZANE?” Because of the Zimbabwe government’s gross mismanagement and corruption, Frank’s plight was appalling. Frank* (83) served the Crown in the Rhodesian services during the Malayan conflict. Frank’s wife, Helen – once a nurse – died of cancer at the age of 78. Frank lost his savings when Zimbabwe was…