The young people are cared for until they can support themselves

Tariro was set up as a UK charity in 2009. The number of young people cared for by Tariro UK funded projects has risen from 10 in 2009 to 50 in 2021.

Aid organisations in Zimbabwe have typically tended to focus on supporting younger children, who, when they reach their teenage years, are left to fend for themselves in a country with unemployment rates estimated at 80-90%.

Rather than attempt large-scale feeding programmes, or the support of many children for a limited amount of time, the founders of Tariro UK decided to raise money to fund projects supporting individual children in family-like environments, fulfilling their different needs through school and into adulthood, ensuring all young people are cared for until they can care for themselves.