Zimbabwe: Broken Hearts and Broken Bones

Cathy’s latest letter brings home to us once again how very desperate the situation in Zimbabwe has become. People are now battling to find food even for one meal a day and there seems to be no end in sight to the suffering they are enduring. The work of ZANE has become more needed than...
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Harare to Kilimanjaro For ZANE – Old Legs Tour 2019

On June 01 2019, a group of 9 middle aged to elderly mountain bike riders will ride out of Harare and head north in the general direction of Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain and Africa’s highest peak. Where possible, we’ll ride on the roads less travelled, through places like Mt Darwin and...
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Situation in Zimbabwe Out of Control

With the situation in Zimbabwe deteriorating every day, we asked Cathy Buckle if we could share her latest letter with our Facebook friends. Since then, violence has broken out in Zimbabwe as people protest the doubling of the fuel price in bond notes  – there is absolutely no way the ordinary Zimbabwean can find any...
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Zimbabwe Retirement Home in Dire Straits

Please click the link below to find out more about ZANE An Introduction to ZANEOver the last week we have received many emails arising from the following Facebook and whatsapp message that has been circulating: I am writing this with a very heavy heart and it’s a plea to the world out there. We are...
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Bulawayo Care Home Chairlady Steps Down

Over the past few weeks we have been posting about the difficulties in Zimbabwe as the country goes once again into meltdown and how ZANE is stepping up to try and offer protection and help to the elderly victims who have nowhere else to turn for food, medicine and shelter in this deepening crisis. Sometimes...
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Tadpoles in the Shark Pond – Zimbabwe in Crisis

Dear Family and Friends, All semblance of normal has gone. Three months since Zanu PF returned to power for the 38th year, under a new President, the wheels in Zimbabwe are falling off. The nightmare combination of no fuel, no bank notes, no medicine and a growing list of food and toiletries that aren’t available,...
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Zimbabwe in Meltdown … Again! Worse Than 2008

Things in Zimbabwe have really never been worse for the old age pensioners who ZANE supports. Sadly most of them have never had a choice about whether to go or stay as simply applying for a migration visa to any other country in the world is impossible when you have a Zimbabwean passport and no...
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Ends and Beginnings – Mike’s Final Blog 9

When I began the trail, living from a backpack was foreign to me. Home was my room, my house, my neighborhood, my town. Somewhere along the way, however, those defaults changed. Living on the trail became a home of sorts. Packing and unpacking my world each morning and night became as familiar as all my...
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Mike Hikes The Appalachian Trail For ZANE – Blog 8

After more than four months on the trail, Mike is getting near the end of his walk. If you read through his post below you will see how it has inspired and uplifted him but while he has been on this beautiful, though admittedly challenging, journey, Zimbabwe has been on its difficult journey through elections...
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