Donation & Distribution Share

The funding arm for Visionaria.

We research many areas where there is a need for intervention around the world to identify the most pressing and urgent cases, where your donations and volunteer assistance will make a difference to the lives of millions of people.

PROBLEM

HIV Aids is still one of the leading causes of poverty and mental illness in Africa. We have a staffer who works closely with several sectors and NGOs operating in Zimbabwe, and the feedback is quite shocking in a country where the educated population is the highest on the continent.

The economic situation caused by the ruling party since 1981 is probably the major contributing factor in the upsurge of HIV Aids due to the collapse of the formal employment sector; people are out of work, leaving women and underage boys and girls to earn a living in the oldest profession - prostitution!

The stigma of catching HIV Aids leads to these vulnerable people being outcast by their families; many of them women with children, leaving them even more exposed and defenceless, which leads to depression and in the most severe cases, suicide. The burden of carer for orphaned children now rests with NGOs because there is no operational government facility able to cater fully to the needs.

SOLUTION

Lao Tsu said that if you give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime

To assist people in need and give them a better future, it has become imperative to teach those skills to look after themselves.

The Zimbabwe project aims to give those in need a safe environment for women and children to attend counselling and child welfare clinics. Also, a formal agricultural programme where guidance in the growing of cash crops, which can be sold and also provide a nutritionally balanced diet and help stem the rapidly increasing number of deaths due to starvation and malnutrition.

Besides, the centre will provide retroviral drugs to treat HIV aids and psychiatric medication to treat people who have been let down by the Department of Health in the country.

Working with DDH, you can become a partner in giving desperate people something to live for.