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Zimbabwe Appeal 2011. In Zimbabwe, there are 1.8 million orphaned & abandoned children. Over the past year Tearfund has supported the local church in Zimbabwe. 150 orphans given basic training on how to look after livestock and provided with animals and veterinary support.

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Zimbabwe appeal 2011

Zimbabwe Appeal 2011


Zimbabwe appeal 2011

In Zimbabwe, there are 1.8 million orphaned & abandoned children.


Zimbabwe appeal 2011

  • Over the past year Tearfund has supported the local church in Zimbabwe.

  • 150 orphans given basic training on how to look after livestock and provided with animals and veterinary support.

  • 150 orphans provided with training, seeds and tools to establish nutritional gardens.

  • 150 orphans trained to set up a small business with workshops on basic business skills.

  • 900 volunteers, representing 90 churches, trained to advocate for orphans, promote children’s rights and provide trauma support to orphans.


Your prayers support have helped zimbabwe s church to survive

Your prayers & support have helped Zimbabwe’s church to survive .

Help us ensure these children are not forgotten


Act today

Act today

  • €45 will provide agricultural training for five church volunteers. With this training they could then help 120 orphans to farm their own food.

  • €81 will provide orphaned families with seven chickens – providing them with nutritious eggs and food and helping them on the way to self-sufficiency.

  • €119 will provide an entire community of 30 families with seeds from which to plant up to eight different crops, so they are less vulnerable if a particular crop fails.


Zimbabwe appeal 2011

As the children of Zimbabwe strive for a better future, please pray.

  • For the love of God to surround and strengthen children like Shadreck & to provide foster families for them

  • For Tearfund’s local partner ZOE to have sufficient resources to support the thousands of orphans

  • For the upcoming elections to be fair & for leaders of integrity & justice to come to power

  • For the church to continue to be a witness & an advocate for the poor & vulnerable


Zimbabwe appeal 2011

Shadreck & Primrose’s story – 1 year on

‘Yes, we feel hungry but there’s nothing we can do. We have been living with hunger since our mother died’.

Shadreck, aged 12, Zimbabwe (in 2010)

  • In 2009 Shadreck & his sister Primrose (age 10) were orphaned. He had left school so that he could provide food for his sister and grandmother.

  • Most days, they could only eat just two meals & went very hungry.


Zimbabwe appeal 2011

  • But your support transformed their lives.

  • ‘God is good and has blessed us..’

  • Shadreck (in 2011)

  • Thanks to you & Tearfund’s partner ZOE Shadreck & Primrose are receiving the care & support they need.


A mother to orphans

A mother to orphans

  • Sellinah Farakeza, from the local church, now acts as a mother to the children. She is training Shadreck to grow maize on his small plot of land.

  • Once a month, Shadreck’s church gives his family porridge and beans.

Help us to reach thousands more children


Please pray

Please pray

  • For the church in Zimbabwe – for God to sustain their hope and their faith

  • For Tearfund partner Zoe helping local churches to reach the orphans in their community, providing food, agricultural training and education

  • Give God thanks for the courage and endurance shown by the Zimbabwean people in the face of adversity


Zimbabwe appeal 2011

  • Find out more, or donate online, please visit

  • www.tearfund.ie

  • /tearfundireland


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