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Donations can be made in US-Dollars via international bank transfer to:

  • Account Number: 33-115903
  • Account Name: Uthando Africa
  • Swift Code: KFISZWHA
  • Branch Code: 12324 (Bulawayo)
  • Bank:Kingdom Bank, 53 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Intermediary Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, 1 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010-3603 USA
  • Intermediary Swift Code: SCBLUS33

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Wire Transfers

Donations can be made in US-Dollars via international bank transfer to:

  • Account Number: 33-115903
  • Account Name: Uthando Africa
  • Swift Code: KFISZWHA
  • Branch Code: 12324 (Bulawayo)
  • Bank:Kingdom Bank, 53 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Intermediary Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, 1 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010-3603 USA
  • Intermediary Swift Code: SCBLUS33

The Vukani Group is a group of 16 people who started an Income-Generation Project in 2010, including an organic vegetable garden as well as a beading and jewelry-making project, in Dete (near Hwange) and the surrounding areas. This is a place where poverty levels are high and education is low. There is no electricity or running water, and due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there are many orphans and vulnerable children who are cared for by their grandparents.

Like all of the Foundation’s income-generation projects, the Vukani Group is based on a micro-finance model, where the initial investment is paid back as part of the business plan and then used to either expand the current project or alternatively pass the capital onto another group or community to start a new project, on a revolving funding basis.

Organic Vegetable Garden

 

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The garden was started in May 2010 using available land that belongs to one of the members. Over time they have had challenges with water, which slowed down their progress, but the garden is now up and running.

Jewelry Project

 

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The jewelry-making project was started in August 2011, and pieces are hand-crafted using recycled materials – like magazines – which are rolled into beads and then used to create unique earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The project has had great success with many sales, including sales from the guests shopping for souvenirs at African Bush Camps.