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Build Africa

Build Africa is an award-winning development charity. We believe in the power of education to help end poverty, and work to ensure that children in rural Africa have the best opportunity to learn.

We focus on giving often vulnerable children the right infrastructure, resources, quality teaching and parental support to help them get the most from their time at school and go on to lead productive, healthy and happy lives.

We currently work in remote, rural areas of Africa. These are areas that suffer from especially high levels of poverty and low levels of educational achievement. Isolated from mainstream services, they can often be overlooked by governments and NGOs.

Build Africa knows that each community we support is different. We take time to understand their unique needs, and pride ourselves on the relationships we maintain. We employ local staff, not just with expertise in our programmes, but in the social and cultural environments in which they work.

Leaving a gift in your will to Build Africa will help us to continue our work with these communities now and in the future.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01892 519619 or visit their website at


Mustard Seed Project

A small UK registered charity working in Africa in Mgongeni an urban slum area of Mombasa, Kenya. We help people out of poverty by giving them the confidence, education and skills to solve their own problems. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals we provide quality education, a feeding programme and healthcare for poor children, adolescents and their parents.

We are building a school which when completed will have 300 children aged 3 – 14 years in classes of around 25. We currently have 225 children. Half the school are in a rented building and the other half are in the school which is under construction. Without our support those who grew to healthy adulthood would end up with the hand to mouth existence of their parents.

For the project to be sustainable in the future we need to complete the school building which will cost another £95,000. This includes solar panels for electricity, a bore hole for water and a septic tank and soak-away.

Our second project involves support of adults and youth. We offer basic literacy and numeracy for those who missed out when they were young and provide business training for women to help them set up their own small businesses including providing them with loans. The unemployed youth in the community are motivated and supported through sport especially boxing and football.

A legacy would allow further construction to take place and ensure education for this poor community in the future. It would also contribute towards secondary education and higher education for those who are successful in their primary school exams.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01778 341855 or visit our website at


ZANE – Zimbabwe A National Emergency provides aid and comfort to destitute people in Zimbabwe. The main core of its work is supporting elderly people; those who lost their pensions and savings when the Zimbabwean economy collapsed and are now entirely dependent on charity to survive. ZANE provides aid to around 2,600 destitute elderly people, including over 620 war veterans and their widows. It assists with rent, medical bills and food. However, there is also a desperate need to support children and young people, particularly in helping them secure a good education so one day when the situation in Zimbabwe improves, they will be able to work and help re-build the country.

ZANE funds a clubfoot correction programme and to date has treated 2,110 children – enabling them to walk and live a life free from disability. ZANE also runs creative therapy projects to help women and their families who have been victims of political violence, abuse, and extreme poverty. ZANE also funds a number of education projects including paying for school fees, providing food for malnourished school children and supporting a number of community schools.

Some key facts about Zimbabwe today:

  • Zimbabwe is now the second poorest country in the world.
  • Over five million people require urgent food aid.
  • Zimbabwe has no welfare state. Children can only attend school if their parents can pay the school fees. People can only receive medical treatment if they can afford to pay for it.
  • Over 90% of people are unemployed.

ZANE provides aid and relief to the most destitute people in Zimbabwe. It receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on voluntary donations. More information is available at