Weʼre raising £1,000 to build a well to bring fresh water, electricity & develop a 6th Form College in my parents village in Ngungumbane, Zimbabwe, Africa.
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My name is Brendah and my parents used to live in the village of Ngungumbane - a region of Bulawayo - the 2nd city after Harare the capital of Zimbabwe, Africa. I used to live in this village during holidays from boarding school with my parents as a child. My parents have passed on and the village is in a sad state. In memory of my parents & in celebration of their lives, I would like to give back to the people of the village by creating a basic standard of life for everyone, in particular through installing a well & a water tap in the village. Ngungumbane province, in which my parents village is located does not have fresh water, electricity or a hospital and what acts as the school is a dilapidated building with no running or toilets.
Growing up, I had to walk 5 miles to & from the river each day to fetch water in a large clay pot which I had to carry on my head whilst balancing a gallon in each hand. I had to do this every morning , at dawn, before school, and again in the evening after school I had to do the same. I know how exhausted this made me feel. I cannot bear to see children as young as 7 go through the same draining rituals or miss school, which some of them do.
The majority of people live in mud huts, in fact 99% of the village is made up of mud huts. Those who have managed to build houses, these are structured more like shacks and under normal circumstances ought to be demolished. It is sad, frightening and concerning to know that human beings are reduced to living in such circumstances.
It would be such an immense support if you could donate to this cause, you would be helping the lives of so many for something as basic as water and electricity which in the West we take for granted. For this I would welcome your help and support in donating, every little bit helps.
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Oct 6, 2017
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Oct 2, 2017
Congratulations on your half marathon and look forward to sponsoring your next one, so proud of you, Wayne xx
Sep 26, 2017
Brendah, Good luck with your exciting project. Tel x
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To celebrate my parents lives, I aim to raise funds to improve the terrible living conditions in the village where they lived in Zimbabwe, Africa. I am determined to achieve this aim & for the first time I participated in the Ealing Half Marathon 2017. Any assistance welcome.
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