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As a result of Covid-19, the entire economy of Victoria Falls has collapsed overnight. The 35,000 inhabitants of this tourist destination town have regularly faced significant challenges and have always done so with stoicism, dignity and a degree of fatalism. This is the first time it has faced starvation as a result of factors beyond it's control.
Millions of tourists have three abiding memories of Victoria Falls.
Site of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Abundant African wildlife
The extraordinary people.
With the entire town now unemployed, we estimate that from the end of April, most will be unable to feed themselves. We have formed a task force to try and address not only the virus, but the greater threat of famine. We have tried to alert all the major food agencies across the world, but their attention is understandably focused elsewhere for now.
Zimbabweans are resourceful and dynamic (we've had to be). The community has set up a Task Force to deal with the dual challenges of the virus (and raise funds for badly needed medical supplies via a go fund me page) –and this imminent secondary wave of catastrophe. The Famine task force has organised commercial kitchens, warehousing, transport, logistics and an army of volunteers. To date we have only secured one supply of rice which will feed no more than 350 people for one month.
We urgently appeal for donations to allow us to procure emergency supplies. We are playing for time - eventually we hope established food agencies will come in and relieve our needs - but it is nowhere in sight for now, and we are on our own. £50 feeds a family of four for one month. Please give generously.
Our task force and fundraising effort is supported by ALL the major operators and stakeholders in the town . All funds received in the UK, will be transferred to a registered trust www.jafutafoundation.com. Those that can - donate on this page, for further donation options see below:
Please ref: FAMINE (where option)
PAYPAL : Jafuta Foundation https://www.jafutafoundation.org/donate/
FOREX Account : Jafuta Foundation, Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe
Acc: 1059 077 Branch Code: 2598 Swift Code: BARCZWHX
RTGS Local Zimbabwe Account : 2598 1034228 (FC transfer/zip it)
ECOCASH : Kim Schlachter (Finance and Resources contact) +263 77 802 5189
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org +263783512731
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May 29, 2020
Thanks Phil Scott Riddell for making us aware.Best wishes Mercer’s
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020
Thank you for helping❣
May 19, 2020
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Tim & June
May 12, 2020
We are praying for the worst effects of COVID to bypass the falls area and food supplies to hold up.
May 8, 2020
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