Ratidzo Trust is the ‘Vision’ we have to help those most disadvantaged and vulnerable in rural areas around the world.
Ratidzo ‘Sanyati’ – Our first Community Project
Having spent much time in Sanyati, Zimbabwe over several years including a 2 month fact finding trip (Sept – Nov 2015), it became evident that there are genuine areas of need. We spent time with the community finding out in more detail, what these needs are and how best we could work with the community and help. This is where the
‘Vision – Ratidzo’ to help others, first became clear and where Ratidzo Trust has grown from.
Those most disadvantaged are orphans (HIV/AIDS) & other vulnerable children, the elderly, widows and those living with disabilities. Many in the community want to be self sufficient and self reliant but do not have the means to do so. Our ‘Sanyati’ community project is designed to help the community to achieve this.
Sanyati is located in Kadoma District, in Mashonaland West Province, in northern central Zimbabwe. The area has more than a thousand families.
Sanyati is a rural resettlement area, one of the first resettlement schemes to be established after independence. The area is arid and drought resistant crops such as cotton provide an important source of income in an area that otherwise experiences very high level of poverty.
Zimbabwe (formerly known as Southern Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in southern Africa which gained independence from the British in 1980. The economy of Zimbabwe shrunk significantly after 2000, resulting in a desperate situation for the country. Despite dramatic improvement, there is however still widespread poverty and a reported 95% unemployment rate. Over 1.2 million children have been orphaned, the majority by HIV/Aids and life expectancy in the
Ratidzo Trust Objectives:
To prevent or relieve poverty or financial hardship for vulnerable peoples, orphans (HIV/AIDS & Conflict), the elderly and those living with disabilities around the world by helping them generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient.
To advance the education of pupils at schools in rural areas around the world by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the schools.
To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by relieving poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.