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Replace stolen Zimbabwean school uniforms

Replace stolen Zimbabwean school uniforms

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My name is Shanyn-Dee Hart and I am raising funds to replace the stolen school uniforms and stationery for the 3 grandchildren of Faith Chimunye.  Over the course of this year, my mother has put away money to reach the R6000 needed to buy school uniforms for our friend Faith's three grandchildren to go to school. Faith is 66 years old and the only member of her family in South Africa. She works every single day to make the money that she selflessly gives to her daughter in order to support her grandchildren's education.

This morning her daughter, Ella, was in a taxi in Harare after purchasing her children's uniforms, when the taxi was stopped and raided. Everything was stolen from her, and her family cannot afford to replace it. This brought Faith into our kitchen sobbing uncontrollably because, without the correct uniforms, her grandchildren won't be able to begin school next year at Kuwadzana Primary School.

I cannot generate the money that her family needs by myself before the January school term begins if you met Faith you would understand my desperation to help her. She is one of my favourite people in the world, and it's heartbreaking to see her family in this position again (as her house in Zim was broken into last month, and her family was left with nothing but their bed frames).

Reaching my target would mean that these children will be able to continue their schooling and therefore have access to more opportunities in life. It is the reason Faith gets up every morning to work at her age, and with the ridiculous increase in school uniform prices in Zimbabwe this year, it is something that just cannot be done alone.

Faith, unfortunately, does not have a bank account, she sends cash to her sister in Zimbabwe. The money will, therefore, be sent into a separate division of my bank account, from which all of the money will be given to Faith in cash (the form that she says she prefers as it is easier for her to send).

Where the money is going:
1 pleated skirt, 2 yellow school blouses, 2 pairs of bottle green shorts and shirts, 3 pairs of shorts white socks, 3 pairs of school shoes, 3 rims bond papers, 3 packs of counter books, 3 packs of 72-page books.

Example of increase in the price of school uniforms:
School shoes- 2018:USD 20, 2019: USD 60
Shirt and Shorts- 2018: USD 20, 2019: USD 65
Socks- 2018:USD 2, 2019: USD 6

Funds raised will be transferred into my bank account.


  • Jan 05, 2020 - USD $ 6.95
  • "God bless you." - Helper

  • Jan 04, 2020 - USD $ 3.50
  • "God is there to help you Faith in every situation you are facing be strong and work hard dear." - Precious Madziwa

  • Dec 30, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    What a kind gesture Shanyn and Dee - bless you both! Steve and I take pleasure in donating to this worthy cause.

    " - Debbie and Steve Blake

  • Dec 27, 2019 - USD $ 14.09
  • "Thank you Shanyn! " - Anonymous

  • Dec 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you Shanyn for supporting Faith and her family. " - Nic, Soula, Maria and Angelos

  • Dec 26, 2019 - R 203.50
  • "Such a worthy cause! Best wishes to Faith and her grandkids. " - Tasneem Abrahams

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 35.23
  • "Good luck! " - Amy

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Good luck with your goal! " - Anonymous

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 7.05
  • "????" - Liam

  • Dec 26, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Education is so important - I hope this helps" - Anonymous

  • Dec 26, 2019 - R 101.75
  • "Thank you Shanyn for organising this! Hope this helps" - Chlo√©

  • Dec 26, 2019 - R 101.75
  • "Hope this helps!" - Jacqui

  • Dec 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for helping them." - Mandia and John

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "My love to you, Faith and her family. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Praying that all will be restored as it should be " - Anonymous

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "I can't wait for all the money to be raised!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 24, 2019 - USD $ 14.05
  • "Worthy cause.. I'm so sorry " - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 6 591.23

Fundraising target

R 6 000.00

Kuwadzana School Uniform Cause

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My name is Shanyn-Dee Hart and I am raising funds to replace the stolen school uniforms and stationery for the 3 grandchildren of Faith Chimunye.