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Zoe Cawthorn

Zoe Cawthorn is crowdfunding

raised of £5,000 target by 4 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to provide solar power and clean water to Numwa school in Zimbabwe.

Cambridge, UK
11 days to go

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In rural Zimbabwe, Numwa primary and secondary school and their surrounding communities have been without an electricity supply for months. The loss of their 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, the electricity supply to Numwa was finally switched off completely in November 2019. 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


      Apr 13, 2020

    • Pell Frischmann

      Pell Frischmann

      Mar 10, 2020

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


    • Anonymous


      Feb 25, 2020

      Such a worthy cause. Mama T xx


    • Anonymous


      Feb 7, 2020

      Go Girl! With some help we can do this! Great Project!

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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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