Current Fundraising Campaigns

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BEE Against Poverty (BAP) is a sustainable income generating project that not only helps vulnerable rural communities (our first being in Zimbabwe) but also the environment by sustaining the bee population.

The Honey Bee population has declined dramatically worldwide in the past ten years due to a number of factors including human intervention. The bee bank in Zimbabwe has also been greatly affected, hopefully with good management, training and other similar projects this can be reversed.

Ratidzo Trust’s work involves supporting orphans, their host families, the elderly, widows and those living with disabilities. We sponsor school fees & run income generating projects aimed at helping the most disadvantaged. Our current project is in a very rural area of Zimbabwe called Sanyati that suffers from high levels of poverty and unemployment. Many people have been affected by HIV/Aids and struggle to survive.

We currently have 10 hives at our training centre in Sanyati,  and will use these hives to produce income for the charity and to train other disadvantaged people in beekeeping.  This could include schools, churches, community groups & individuals and will raise much needed income for their community.

To find out more about BEE Against Poverty or to make a donation please click on the bees back-bees badge

 

Listen to our BEE Against Poverty song                                                                          

 

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Maize meal is the staple food in Zimbabwe, like rice in other parts of the world. It is made into sadza (cooked maize meal), often eaten with greens & or meat for those that are lucky  enough to afford it. People are surviving on just this one meal a day. Many of the orphans and vulnerable children we support do not even have this.

Our project hires an acre field, cultivates it and sows maize. The crop it produces will feed two families of 6 for a whole year and there would even be enough left over to sell. The families will be involved in the project, helping throughout the process including harvesting.

The project costs £250($300) per acre. So that’s feeding 2 families of 6 for a year for just £250($300).

 

Amaizing Acres

Plant an acre of maize

£250.00

 

A Touch of Love                                                                                                                                            A  look in darkened eyes
Reflects lost hope with an empty smile
Which cannot hide, the respect & pride
That living in poverty takes
When staying alive is an unfair fight
And another heart just breaks
This isn’t right
This isn’t life

A school child orphan
Not just hungry, but hungry to learn
A chance for tomorrow taken away
Because its food, or a priceless education
But who will pay
No mum, no dad, no means
Just an ageing generation
This isn’t right
This isn’t life

A touch of love
Can bring back the hope
A touch of love
Can rebuild the pride
A touch of love
Can bring back real life
A touch of love
Can mend a heart
A touch of love
Can bring back the smile from within
All it takes
Is A TOUCH OF LOVE                                                                                                                                                                                   by Richard Jarman