Throughout Zimbabwe the Funds trucks are well known, and they seldom get stopped but thanked for the work they are doing and waved on. However, it’s the pure gratitude of our “Golden Oldies” that makes it so worthwhile. They are so very grateful for all they receive, their average age must be around 80 and although food and other goods are readily available in prices that are beyond their means and they don’t have access to forex or cash.
We have also painfully heard how folk whom we had not known of, budget carefully for…… wait for it, two to three meals a week. A tin of sardines will be stretched to do a family of two, at least three meals each with putu, pumpkin leaves and onion. The same went for corned beef, and still they would greet you with a smile and a firm handshake, not whining about their situation but asking after your welfare. Real men and women of valor!!
Thank you notes received:
# Dear Donors and friends of Zimbabwe Pensioners, we really want to thank you for your wonderful generosity for sending us such a wonderful parcel of goodies. Believe it when we say that it is really appreciated and goes a long way to help us reed ourselves. Times are difficult here now as you no doubt realize so your generosity is appreciated more than you could ever think. My family and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you and many, many thanks. Yours sincerely.
# Dear Hannes and Donors, I want to thank you for the parcel we received from you. We have no idea who the donors are, so please thank them on our behalf, as you are no doubt aware that the situation here is one of desperation. The parcel goes beyond, it’s very welcome contents. It is a great moral booster in that in reminds us that we are not a forgotten people and serves to restore our faith in our God as well as in humankind. With our kind regards and thanks.
In Mutare an elderly lady came up to the truck and said ‘I am 80 and I know that no matter how long I still live I will never be able to thank you people enough for what you are doing for us’
WHO KNOWS by Johnny Nel of Masvingo
Who knows… that South Africa and other countries help Zimbabwe.
Who knows… that someone had a burden to help the old and needy
Who knows… of the work that goes into packing a food box.
Who knows… how hard all the staff worked.
Who knows… or saw the trucks going to the different towns.
Who knows… of all the hard work that goes into packing the big trucks.
Who knows… of how many hours of driving can make you so physically tired.
Who has seen the look on someone’s face, who receives a box…
Who puts his hand on the box and says “Thank you Lord”
I just want to thank ALL of you for helping us here in Zimbabwe. Myself and another pensioner, Harry Wardley, deliver the boxes to the pensioners here in Masvingo.
What a privilege to witness the smiles on faces, when they sigh.. whew.. our box is in sight!! God also sees those smiling faces full of gratitude.
Johnny Nel… Masvingo
The main message we receive and are asked is to pass on to all who have donated or assisted in one way or another is a Great Big Thank You, and to them, the pensioners, every time the truck arrives and they see the food parcels marked with their names on it, that they have not been forgotten and that there are still people out there who care and think about them. Just seeing their names on the boxes and knowing that someone cares, helps them to fight their daily struggle for survival with a sense of pride.
Once again, we say to you, our faithful donors, sponsors and general friends of the ZPSF, God bless you, for the way you help to keep the “spirit light” of those old folk burning as they enjoy our visits which you make possible. We are reminded of a grandfather clock, it has many intricate gears and bits, some seemingly insignificant but without which that elegant timepiece cannot keep time, year in and year out. We together are that magnificent collection of spindles, dials, gears springs and numbers which move the hands that keeps us all going and on time as it rings out the chimes of time. It touches one’s heartstrings to see the change in countenance when the goods are handed out. Thank you for your care, love and generosity. May our lord continue to rain down His Blessings on you all.
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 Note for a Tax Certificate I require the following:
1. Physical Address
2. Contact Number
3. If Business – Registered Name, Comp Number
4. Private – Initials and correct Surname
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