Who we are
Zimkids began in 2006 with one little boy needing life-saving HIV treatment. He was just five years old, had no family, no clothes and no way to get food. Through getting to know this little boy and providing for his most basic needs we were exposed to the massive problem of poverty throughout Zimbabwe. Since then we have developed a strategy for helping families to stay together despite the death of parents, illness and homelessness.
Zimkids works with the whole family, helping them to learn to get themselves out of poverty. We are a grass-roots organisation and thus are completely Zimbabwean-led in the field. We create employment opportunities for local people in the townships we have a presence in so that the whole community are being developed.
We currently have a presence in three townships - Epworth and Hopley in Harare, and in rural Mutoko.
Zimkids SUPPORTS families in Crisis
Zimkids EDUCATES the next generation
Zimkids TRAINS people to become self-sufficient