A huge Thank You to everyone who is / has supported us. We have 596 Boxes for our Golden Oldies Boxes Adopted so far, so only 92 to go. Updated 08.11.2020 Then the Frail Care parcels and Kitchen Gifts. Come on guys we can do this, let’s keep the momentum going!! Everyone if I can ask you to share this Post as far and wide as possible.
Our fourth and second double box trip for 2020 is currently in the planning and we are just waiting on the paperwork. This trip has once again been months in the planning due to the lockdown and all the “new” and “special” permit and paperwork requirements.
With the recent electricity cuts in Zimbabwe and our successful solar lamp drive, I got a sense of what Florence Nightingale may have felt as she traipsed around the Crimean hospital wards 160 years ago, bringing light to those in darkness, tending to the wounded. Our Zim Pensioners are in darkness and they’re also wounded. They are emotionally, economically, physically and mentally wounded and exhausted with their plight as old folk in Zimbabwe. Many of those I spoke to on this trip are just done with it all. When I asked a fellow in Harare (a successful non- Pensioner), who is normally upbeat and optimistic about the country, how he was? He said, simply “I am tired….”
It was an interesting trip this……. The election honeymoon is over, the economy plummeted right before our eyes, the Police are back at their roadblocks (Only partly supervised by the military) and there is a dark mood of despair amongst the folk that we spoke to. Many of these poor people are saying they simply don’t have it in them to go through the 2008 crisis again. Many are expecting a worse bout this time around. How much more can they take?