About the Campaign
APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL AID TO BUILD AN ORPHANAGE FOR CYCLONE IDAI ORPHANS
ORGANISATION NAME: ORPHANS OF CYCLONE IDAI ZIMBABWE
Do you love children as much as we do? Please join us to help support the children who lost their parents and homes to Cyclone Idai. Let us come together to help the orphans obtain sustainability and to provide and care for the kids.
Tropical Cyclone Idai hit most parts of the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe- Chimanimani, Mutare, Mutasa, Chipinge, Zimunya. There were many fatalities , and over 600 deaths were recorded and around 300 people are still missing. Right now another cyclone, Cyclone Kenneth is making its way via Mozambique and it is expected to hit almost the same areas as Cyclone Idai.
People have been urged to go to higher ground. Most of these children are sleeping outside with no roof over their heads as the tents which we together with other relief agencies are not enough. Some of the children especially the girls are very vulnerable to rape and prostitution because they have no guidance and protection since all the parents perished. My wish is to build an orphanage for these children as they deserve the care and love like other children in the world. Right now my organisation has been providing clothing, blankets, sanitary wear as well as counselling for these children. But this is not enough, as they deserve a stable permanent place they may call home.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR
We have set an overall target of US$10,000. The funds raised will be used to build an orphanage and continue to give food ,sanitary wear, clothes, blankets to these children. Our primary focus is to make sure the money that will be raised ;
-build a permanent shelter
-buy nonperishable food
-buy blankets, shoes and winter clothes
WHO ARE WE
We have an organisation called Unprivileged Girls Association and Orphans for Cyclone Idai is a child of the organisation. We have partnered with Christ Kingdom Church headed by Pastor Alfred, which has been helping us coordinate the efforts together with other relief agencies to see where exactly the need is most.
We have worked with Christ Kingdom during other emergencies before and we have great trust in their ability to help us get aid where it is needed most. Currently, we have opened temporary shelters in Chimanimani and Mutare to house and assist the orphaned children. We hope to reach out to other areas , ie, Mutasa and Zimunya as well as villages in our neighbouring country ,Mozambique who were affected by the Cyclone also.
My name is Richard Nhau. I am a Zimbabwean based in Harare, with a passion to help and change the lives of the unprivileged people in society. I have dedicated my life to assist the need in my country and neighbouring countries. I find joy and satisfaction in putting a smile on the faces of the unprivileged people from young children to the old.
HOW WILL WE ACCOUNT
Like what we have done with other donations , we will provide regular updates and accounting to the satisfaction of the donors. We will try to keep records of each transaction, the supplies (building materials, food,, blankets,etc) purchased and any other costs incurred. These will be shared to all donors and an accounting breakdown too.
We thank you in advance for your support! Any amount you donate will be greatly appreciated and will make a very big positive impact on the lives of these children.
You can either donate online at https://gogetfunding.com/?p=6084493 call us at +263772977905 or +263718714581 or chat with us on WhatsApp+263734936955.
Please note: Currently we are unable to access Paypal for the donations, so donations can be sent via MoneyGram or western Union until we are able to fix the issue with our local bank.
(Co-Founder of Orphans of Cyclone Idai)