Vimba is a small charity established in 2007 by a group of friends who were united in their common desire to do something about the suffering occuring across Zimbabwe. The name ' Vimba ' translates to mean ‘hope’ in the native language Shona. Vimba does not have a political agenda and is purely focused on raising funds to assist a number of designated projects throughout Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe is now one of the greatest humanitarian crises in Africa. This country has the highest child mortality rate in the world, the unemployment rate is 80% and rising, while the average life expectancy is thirty seven years old. Severe droughts, human rights violations and lack of foreign investment and support have contributed to this escalating situation. One hundred babies are born HIV-positive every day in Zimbabwe. One in five Zimbabwean children is now an orphan and the numbers continue to grow. As a result, Vimba’s passion and ultimate aim is to make a noticable difference in the lives of those dying from the deprivation of basic human necessities.
Established: November 2007
Registered Charity Number: 1125516
Phone number: 07904709662View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website