Zimbabwe Pensioners Struggle Daily with Poverty

Heartbreak and depression are taking its toll on those who have been evicted from their farms and lost everything they hold most dear and have worked for all their lives. Many have passed away too soon from stress and worry, and many from no medical care because they cannot afford to pay the required subscription,...
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A Day in the Life of a Zimbabwean Pensioner

Written by one of ZANE’s Field Workers. She was convinced her husband who is in the UBH Hospital in Bulawayo was dying and phoned me in such a state. I talked to her and calmed her down, giving her what assurances I could under the circumstances. Every day she wakes at 4:30am and makes a...
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Raising Money for Zimbabwe: A Thank You From Tom Benyon OBE

Dear Friends of ZANE Australia, Jane and I – and our cockapoo, Moses – recently finished our sixth marathon walk from Hay-on-Wye to Ipswich. We completed the journey – some 220 long miles – exhausted, but on time! Many thanks to all of you who generously sponsored us. If you have not yet sent a donation, there...
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A Presentation from ZANE – Oxford 2016

Wednesday 2 November 2016 18:00 – 20:00 Jubilee Building, St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UG Tickets £10 You can purchase tickets here using PayPal. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to do this – you can use your credit or debit card. You will receive an immediate confirmation of...
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A Cry for Help from Zimbabwe

As the food shortages materialise, my colleagues and I are receiving increasing numbers of desperate calls. We are witnessing many tragic situations. So many elderly people giving up, placing their lives in the hands of the unknown. Despair and indolence is commonplace. Our waiting list grows weekly. Without a doubt the hardest aspect of a...
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The Day After

Like hitting your head on the brick wall, it’s great when you stop. It’s a blessed and sunny day and it’s a great day not for walking. We stay once again with kind and indulgent friends: we get up late and drive slowly home. We calculate how many thank you letters we will be delighted...
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Day 22: Hadleigh to Ipswich

End Game We never saw a signpost to “Ipswich” until today, our final day. I was beginning to think the place was bewitched and did not actually exist,  but at long last we found ourselves crawling through the suburbs  towards our finishing point, the Grammar School. It is a fine place perched atop a series...
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Day 21: Sudbury to Hadleigh

Well, only one more day to go and then our own bed. Not that today’s experience was anything to carp about: a beautiful warm and sunny day where the cows all smile milkily at us as we pass by. We travel through some of the loveliest countryside we are blessed with in this blessed plot,...
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Day 20: Little Thurlow to Sudbury

A very long walk today, or at least  so it seemed to be! Never ending plodding through ploughed fields, all slightly tilted upwards, managed  to exhaust and drain us of breath and humour in equal measure; we were faced with several hooded paths and collapsing styles all smothered with brambles and vicious thorns that all...
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Day 19: Fulbourn to Little Thurlow

We walk along the “Fleam Dyke”, astoundingly dug by hand by Saxons sometime in the fifth century. We read on the council notice boards that it was constructed in order to enable the authorities “to monitor the countryside”. Perhaps an early and forlorn attempt to control Roman immigration and seemingly so it has been ever...
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