Life is difficult in Zimbabwe at the best of times, but Matthew Rusike Children’s Home manages to be an oasis caring for some 120 children. Schooling is also provided for more than 250 local children, some of whom progress to O and A levels.
The Methodist Church in Zimbabwe has an Open Day once a year to support the Home, through gifts of money, but also through donations of grain and livestock which supplement food grown at the Home. A retired Australian banker has provided an irrigation system to boost food production, and upgraded the water supply to the bungalows where the children live in family units. He has also given polytunnels where they can grow seedlings and crops. The Zimbabwe Methodist Fellowship in Britain and a Methodist Church in Wells have recently repaired and decorated the bungalows.
With the deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe, the number of children referred to the Home is rising and the need for financial support is growing. Friends of Matthew Rusike Children’s Home is the British charity through which regular donations can be made to the Home, perhaps to sponsor one of the children through their education. Updated news and more information can be found on their website: friendsofmatthewrusike.org.
So from the Home ‘Thank you and God bless’.