Care for Someone works in Zimbabwe and in the UK. In Zimbabwe our work focuses on supporting disadvantaged children access education.
HIV/AIDS has ravaged Zimbabwe, wiping out a whole generation and leaving as many as 1.5million children without parental care. Many young people, under the age of 18, have become the main breadwinner, caring for siblings, a sick parent or grandparent. These children are destined to a life of destitution, exploitation, prostitution, mental health problems and substance abuse. We pay schooling for the children.
Care for Someone identifies the most vulnerable in rural communities and instigates a plan of care to address their needs. A culture of dependency is discouraged; instead, families are supported until they are able to help themselves. For example, by the provision of seeds and tools, where food is grown and the surplus sold and used towards schooling, stationery, uniforms and at times towards food & clothing.