Please find in good order a quick update on what we have been up to so far in the new year.
On behalf of the Zimbabwe Pensioner Supporter Fund and our 1450 pensioners we are currently supporting I would like to thank you all once again for your wonderful support over the past year (2017). A big thank you to our monthly donors, it is a relief to know that we can count on you. To our once-off and anonymous donor’s thank you, your open hearts continue to amaze us! The ZPSF would never be able to sustain our regular supply of relief parcels if it were not for donations and support such as yours.
Our first trip of 2018 is scheduled for the truck to leave on about the 2nd of February and with Hannes leaving for Zimbabwe tomorrow so that he can get the stock required and the boxes ready and labelled for the delivery of these boxes to our Golden Oldies ASAP.
We are once again focusing on contingency plans for all the “incases” that can happen in Zimbabwe. While we are hopeful for positive change one also has to remember most of our “Golden Oldies” are retired and no longer contribute towards the economy. So even when business picks up and jobs become available the chances of things improving for them are next to nil. We can’t see anybody coming forward and saying oh you lost all your life savings let’s give it back to you.
A Quote from Daniels trip report “It was in Masvingo that a pensioner said to me “Thank heavens you arrived with our grub. I ran out of everything last night” When I asked what he eaten then, his reply, with
much laughter, was “A mashed potato and an egg”! A mashed Potato & an egg guys! Because I was choked up I didn’t get to asking whether he’d, at least, had gravy with that. In our once prosperous land a fellow Zimbabwean is reduced to a mashed potato & an egg as his last meal, never knowing where breakfast will come from.”
Every 6 – 8 weeks more than 15 tons of food is transported in the truck and distributed to 28 homes / organizations. Wheelchairs, walking aids and basic medicine is also supplied to the pensioners. The supply trip lasts 8 – 10 days and a distance of 4500 kilometres will be travelled by the truck. The value of the food and the cost of delivering it to the pensioners in Zimbabwe is currently exceeding R280000 per trip.
These food hampers serve 2 purposes.
1 They supply much needed food to the pensioner.
2 The pensioner then knows that someone cares about them
Your continued donations are a very important life line to them reminding them that we are continuously thinking about them and still care.
Adopt A Golden Oldie $60 via PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6SPFLV4L39PKU
To donate your own amount via PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2HXXZLWCERNK6
We appreciate any and all support received as every little bit helps us to assist the people of Zimbabwe. As you are aware it is solely your donations that keep us running. We are an officially registered Non-Profit Organization and Section 21A in South Africa and are registered with SARS as a Public Benefit Organization in terms of section 18A the Income Tax Act (Which means all donations are issued with a Tax Certificate and can be claimed back). PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX CERTIFICATE STATING ALL YOU DONATIONS. PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE ISSUED BASED ON OUR FINANCIAL PERIOD SO THE CURRENT ONES ARE FOR MARCH 2017-FEB 2018. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU REQUIRE ONE FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD. They will be issued once our Financial Year End has been processed, so from about mid-April 2018.
Please if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.
“ It’s people like you who make the difference in this world and though you may not hear it often, you are appreciated very much. You are the kind of person who will never be forgotten ”
most important pillars of our cause:
UNIQUENESS – being one of a kind and knowing that the ZPSF is driven by good will and very passionate members.
TRANSPARENCY – enforcing the rule that all members must be fully informed before taking part in this noble venture.
ACCOUNTABILITY – Having a traceable paper trail for every cent handled, and regular revues conducted.
Director – Fund Raising & Awareness for the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund
(C) 079 6082676 (T) 013 7900934
Fax to Email – 086 267 8499
Section 21 Co Reg. 2007/034036/08; NPO Number 096733; Section 18A PBO No 930031642
Alone we can do so little, together we can achieve much more!!!!
Director: Hannes Botha