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Shot in the Arm for Garden Stalwart

04 December, 2019 |

As one walks into Jeritah Siziba’s home in Pumula South, what is striking is how a relatively small living room has been turned into a vibrant workshop where no less than four women are using their hands to create truly sublime artistic dresses, handbags, and bead work of different kinds which they sell to benefit their families.

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Kirimuva Gardens: "A Place of Refuge"

15 November, 2019 |

An esteemed Japanese think tank once said, “Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.” While this might or might not be the case for gardeners at the ZDDT funded Kirimuva nutritional garden, what they unequivocally stated was that worrying about the welfare of their vegetables was now a thing of the past.

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Philanthropy that Touches Lives

14 October, 2019 |

Councillor Donaldson Mabuto loads a special chair into the boot of the car and we drive to a house just a few blocks away from his.

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Garden Beneficiaries Thrilled By Roche Visit

06 January, 2018 |

There was singing, dancing, ululation, as well as whistling, as Mike Roche of Sally Foundation arrived at the newly-established Greenfields Garden in Bulawayo’s neat and orderly but impoverished Emganwini Township.

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ZDDT Commended

13 October, 2017 |

Councillor for Bulawayo’s Ward 28, which covers Cowdray Park Township, Collet Ndlovu, has commended the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s monthly Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS) as a step in the right direction.

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Elderly Nkulumane Women Benefit

16 August, 2017 |

Two elderly women, Sana Nyoni, 99, and Irene Matafeni, 76, both of Nkulumane, are the latest beneficiaries of the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS).

Stars of Zimbabwe

Stars of Zimbabwe

ZDDT Honours Star of Zimbabwe

02 April, 2019 |

The Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) recently honoured outstanding community volunteer, Mpopoma’s Moses Dube, as a Star of Zimbabwe.

Stars of Zimbabwe

Star of Zim: Moses Dube, a Man Fond of Working for the Community

11 February, 2019 |

While many people may demand payment for community service, that is not the case with a Bulawayo man who has worked so unselfishly and tirelessly with the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) for over a decade now.

Stars of Zimbabwe

Star of Zim: MaTshabalala, a Rare Breed

22 June, 2018 |

“In life when you die you should leave behind a difference in your community, country or world; you must create a good difference, not a bad one,” these are the words of Patricia Tshabalala of Mpopoma.

Stars of Zimbabwe

Star of Zim - Bhila Inspired to Change Lives

26 February, 2018 |

After surviving the HIV virus in 2003, when her CD4 count had dropped to one, Senzeni Bhila resolved to do something for God and his people for the rest of her life.

ZDDT Appeal Update: Determination bridges the gaps at vulnerable childrens feeding scheme


Past Stories About Burombo

Help needed: The starving children of Burombo Flats in Bulawayo


Bulawayo feeding scheme confident about the future

ZDDT media initiative brings relief to struggling institutions

Committee Secretary, Mr. Andrew Ndlovu revealed this to the Trust’s Field Correspondent, during a recent visit to the cluster of dilapidated residential flats at Mzilikazi Township, a short distance west of the City Centre.

Mr. Ndlovu related how the scheme’s leadership, during a meeting not so long ago, decided to boost their fund raising efforts by sending letters of appeal to potential stakeholders. He said that after implementing this plan, he began receiving mail from various sectors and occasional visits from people wishing to offer help.

The most exciting development however, is the commitment by a relief agency from Germany, to support the education needs of 25 children at Burombo who are either affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. The deal requires that depending on performance of the learners concerned; the agency is prepared to keep this provision available right through secondary school, including Form Six. The aid organisation recently presented the chosen 25 children with school uniforms, as well as all necessary stationery, besides ensuring payment of education fees.

Meanwhile, Senator for the Makokoba Constituency under which the Burombo complex falls, Hon. Matson Hlalo came to the feeding scheme’s aid by donating half a ton of firewood. This gift was used to cook meals for the children concerned.

Added to this noble gesture, Mr. T. Moyo, a well-wisher from the local respite organisation, Thulasizwe Trust, has offered USD$1000.00 as assistance for cooking staff, and buying firewood and “relish” for the children’s meals.

Yet in between these beneficent actions, there remain many gaps which are filled only with the sheer determination of the Burombo Feeding Scheme’s steering committee’s quest to succeed in their work. Much still needs to be achieved in order that the wheels at Burombo may keep turning.

Some future plans that the Organisation intends to embark on are:

The building of a centre that would house the organisation’s offices, a kitchen, dining area for 200 children and a recreational area, together with adequate ablution facilities.

A properly equipped pre-school that could possibly be adjacent to the new centre.

More immediate plans however include a special lunch for the children as a means to celebrate the Organisation’s first anniversary and a camping trip by train to the Victoria Falls earmarked for this Christmas holiday. These immediate plans will cost USD$1,700.00 in all.

Please help fill the gaps by registering your response to the Steering Committee at Burombo’s Appeal to Well-Wishers if you would like to contribute towards the support of these projects. Any gesture in cash or kind would be most appreciated in this instance.

Those wishing to assist may do so by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.