We don't want to just give handouts, We want to help women in South Africa stand on their own two feet. We appreciate your support.
To free rural communities of Kwazulu Natal from the poverty cycle by transforming each into a Zimele community able to stand on its own two feet.
To raise awareness and gain support across USA to help Zimele communities become self sustainable through the implementation of appropriate localized programs.
Hope Improving lives through our thoughtful and effective mentoring programs Healing Empowering a life for tomorrow, not just sustaining a life for today Empowerment Caring for those ravaged by HIV/AIDS, violence, and abject poverty through mental and wellness programs Justice Fair and righteous treatment of women and children Community Life challenges can only be solved collectively, not individually Accountability Individuals and communities are ultimately responsible for their own success
HIV/AIDS and poverty are ravaging South Africa. Zimele is working towards a longterm solution through Self-Help Programs that instill self-reliance and restore dignity into the lives of so many women and children in poverty. The hope is to rebuild Africa one community at a time.
In Zulu, Zimele translates into "to stand on one's own feet". Instead of a charity approach that reinforces a dependency on others, Zimele seeks to build a spirit of self-reliance by equiping individuals with the skills and tools necessary to develop psychological and financial independence by implementing our unique mix of development programs designed specifically for the rural communities of Kwazulu Natal and Zimbabwe. Our programs are: