98.3% of the money we receive is spent on supporting the young people in Zimbabwe

Money is short in Zimbabwe. The Tariro Youth Project (TYP) and the Tariro for Young People (TFYP) project, local charities which covers all the projects we support, are funded in their entirety by us.

The main ways that money is spent

Rent

For the TYP house in Harare.

Groceries

Local Zimbabwean firms provide some of the food, but money and food supply are short and what we sent pays for grocery shopping.

School fees

This means also buying school uniforms, books, pens, sports clothes, and providing transport to get the young people to school and college.

Counselling

Paying for an excellent counsellor to work with the children every week.

Support

Paying a small allowance to the Sisters (nuns) who work with and help the local trustees to support the children and young people in the house in Harare.

Solar lamps

Many of the rural children do not have electricity in their homes and so can't do homework after the sun goes down at 6pm. Solar lamps help them study in the evening.

Basic computer hardware

The money we send buys basic tablets and laptops for the older children and young people in secondary school and university.

Investing in projects aimed at teaching the children to become self-supporting

Chickens

Rearing chickens both for eggs and for eating. There is a good market for this in Zimbabwe but the profit margin is small and the chickens need to be carefully looked after. It supplements the young people's diets and gives them a skill they can use later on.

Rearing pigs

With generous funding from the Fellowship of St John we have enabled Tariro Youth Project in Zimbabwe to start a piggery which is now contributing income to support the children.

Growing vegetables

This improves diets and teaches a skill everyone needs in Zimbabwe where prices can be high and food is often not available.

Jewellery

Eunice, at the TYP house, makes beaded jewellery to sell at a small profit.

Rusape and Shurugwi agricultural projects

TFYP is hoping to start agricultural projects at Rusape and Shurugwi in the very near future.