ZET NEEDS YOU!
Calling all friends of ZET, we urgently need your help to continue to support the vital work of our partners in Zimbabwe!
By the 30th September 2016, we are aiming to recruit 30 new regular supporters. Two of our main streams of funding are coming to an end this year, and replacing these funds will allow us to continue providing support to our partners in Zimbabwe.
Giving a small amount monthly is the most effective way you can help us do this: last year, for every £1 received in monthly donations, we raised a further £7 for partners in Zimbabwe. Regular, monthly donations increase the impact, efficiency, and sustainability of our work.
Your monthly support will allow us to continue our vital work on…
Without a birth certificate a child can’t enrol in school. They can’t access health care and - in later life - they won't be able to take a job in the formal sector. Yet 51% of Zim children under 5 don’t have a birth certificate. The reasons for non-registration are complex - our work with Trinity Project breaks down the institutional, cultural, and financial barriers which prevent families obtaining these vital documents. Through legal services and advocacy we have been able to support thousands of vulnerable families in Bulawayo access their birth certificates.
The importance and value of this work was recognised by the UK Government, who have provided around 65% of Trinity’s budget for the last three years. This has allowed us to scale-up, moving into new districts and providing more holistic support. However, this funding is due to end in September, and we urgently need your support to allow Trinity to continue their life-changing work.
The Rafiki Girls’ Centre offers hope and opportunity to disadvantaged young women in Harare. Rafiki offers nine month courses, building up their student’s self-confidence, personal skills and offering vocational and education courses. The centre gives women a fresh start and a bright future, boasting graduate employment and education levels far higher than the national average, giving women the tools they need to work their way out of poverty.
However, Rafiki currently receives two applications for every place it can offer, and by the end of this year, 40% of its current funding will also come to an end. In order to continue its work providing a route out of poverty for vulnerable women, and enable it to cater to as many students as possible, Rafiki desperately needs more regular donations.
Why support ZET?
ZET is a small diaspora-led organisation; our overheads are low and our links to the communities where we work are strong. This means we really can maximise the value of your donations. Over the last year, The UK’s Department for International Development awarded ZET A+ grade for our work with Trinity Project - praising our impact, our value for money, and our ability to reach the most vulnerable in society.
As well as fundraising, we provide our partners with essential support in financial and project management. Your monthly donations are central to this support: regular donations enable ZET and our partners to plan ahead and budget with more confidence. This planning is central to achieving sustainable impact.
As a monthly donor, you would be central to the work of ZET in supporting our partners. 80% of the funding ZET receives will go directly to our partners, forging a lifeline to vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe. The final 20% supports ZET’s modest running costs to maintain high levels of project management and monitoring, enabling our partners to not only continue their important work, but reach out and help far more people to lift themselves out of poverty.
Click the PayPal link to set up a regular monthly donation securely online. Remember to check the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer. Gift Aid is a scheme run by HMRC - for every £1 you donate we're able to claim back 25p from the government. By checking the box, you are confirming you are a UK tax payer, and understand that if you pay less income tax than the value of your Gift Aid it is your responsibility to pay the difference.
Alternatively, you can set up regular donations by post or email. Just complete and sign the Standing Order form available below and return it to the email address below, or post to: Zimbabwe Educational Trust, Ebor Court, Skinner Street, Westgate, Leeds, LS1 4ND.