About The Mother Africa Trust

Mother Africa was established during in the darkest period of Zimbabwe’s recent history.

The Mother Africa Trust was born out of the belief that, through effective volunteer eco-tourism and legitimate community collaborations a better future can be built for the rural communities in Zimbabwe. 

Together with the Amalinda Safari Collection and generous donors, The Mother Africa Trust has facilitated the socio-economic development and empowerment of rural communities in Matopos and Hwange District. The Community and conservation Levy (CCL) that was recently introduced at Amalinda Lodge is used entirely in the funding of community development projects, Anti Poaching Unit and other conservation efforts to protect the endangered species.

Your donations at work

The need

To attract quality staff at rural health clinics in Africa, providing staff quarters is incredibly important. The staff quarters at Lupote Rural Health Centre in Hwange, Zimbabwe were in desperate need of repairs as they had become unsafe. The Health Centre servce three wards, which comprise of 5 villages with a catchment population of 3,844. 

The solution

Meeting Needs provided a grant of £4817 to renovate three staff houses. The renovation included a complete overhaul of the plumbing and sewage system, with new sinks, taps and toilets. Leaking roofs and cracked floors were also repaired. And solar geysers were installed to provide warm water for bathing. This will provide safe and comfortable housing for seven healthcare workers supporting the health needs of more than 3,000 people.

For more about the The Mother Africa Trust, see here.