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Closed 31/12/2020

raised of £1,050 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,210 to provide solar power and clean water to Numwa school in Zimbabwe.

    Cambridge, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 31st December 2020

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    In rural Zimbabwe, Numwa primary and secondary school and their surrounding communities have been without an electricity supply for months. Escalating energy prices and an intermittent electricity supply has created a water crisis, as electric borehole pumps are without power.

    Erratic and depleted rainfall has caused chronic drought in Zimbabwe for the last few years, leaving hydroelectric dams dry. After months of power rationing, Numwa school and surrounding community were without power for the whole of last year and the supply is still very intermittent. Energy, fuel and transport prices in Zimbabwe are escalating and running generators is not feasible for rural communities.

    We are raising funds to buy 25 solar panels, which will:

    - Power the borehole pump, supplying clean water to the primary, secondary school and the surrounding community.

    - Provide lighting to the school classrooms.

    - Provide a power supply to the teacher's houses.

    For further information see the Sustainable Schools - Africa page on



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    • Anonymous


      Dec 27, 2020

      Well done Zoe - great project!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 20, 2020

      Great stuff Zoe


    • Anonymous


      Dec 16, 2020


    • Anonymous


      Dec 16, 2020

      Merry Christmasx

    • Becky Cawthorn-Smith

      Becky Cawthorn-Smith

      Dec 9, 2020

      Incredible inspiring project Zoe, we’re so pleased to be able to support your work...fingers crossed you get the support you need to reach your target. Becky & Paul xx


    • Anonymous


      Apr 13, 2020

    • Pell Frischmann

      Pell Frischmann

      Mar 10, 2020

      Proud to be supporting Zoe's work on the solar panel fund.


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    Zoe Cawthorn

    Zoe Cawthorn

    Cambridge, UK

    Conservationist, researcher and editor of The Global Good Blog ( with a passion for helping those who really need it.

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