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Impact of the Zienzele Foundation

Zienzele Women's Groups are not trying to save the world, only their little piece of it — the orphans in their care, the villages where they live. Maybe that's the only way that the world can be saved, one little piece at a time.

The impact in the villages where the Zienzele Foundation works has been huge.

  • In 2000 when the Foundation was started, school fees were paid for 50 orphans. In 2012, 800 orphans were being sent to school, and now there are over 1,000! 

  • One Child-Headed Household received extra help in 2000; in 2012, the number was 130, and now it is over 140.

  • The number of basket-making groups has grown from 2 to 23.
     
  • Zienzele started with 2 garden projects; now there are 36!
     
  • In 2000, there were no sewing groups. Now there are 9.

In the context of all Africa, or even all of Zimbabwe, Zienzele's impact may seem small; but in the context of the disadvantaged area where Zienzele works, it is a convincing demonstration of the difference that a handful of dedicated people can make.
 

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