Zimbabwe Covid-19 Citizens Healthcare Support Fund

The Covid-19 Global Pandemic has struck Zimbabwe. The healthcare situation in Zimbabwe has been dire since 2019 and this pandemic is adding unprecedented strain on an already ailing system.

This fundraiser will be to support the well-being of Frontline Healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses and allied workers. We believe they need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  We want their food needs while at work taken care of so they don't have to leave the hospitals which could increase chances of transmission.  Funds permitting we will also work with authorities to support extended stay with minimal commute to their homes so we reduce the risk of transmission. This would also involve supporting the families with food if need be.

Some of the initiatives will depend on how much resources we raise.


My name is Freeman Chari and I am a resident of United States. I currently chair the board of the newly formed Citizens Initiative which is a culmination of the work we did last year and this year on Cyclone Idai and Citizwean Clinics .

All the money raised here will be administered by the Citizens Initiative  which will transparently account for it the same way we have accounted for all funds we raised before we formalized.

Please follow the links above to see our previous projects.


Citizens Initiative is a non-profit organization registered in Ohio USA -4435422.  EIN: 84-4964958. 

We registered the Non-Profit in February 2020 after having informally assisted Zimbabwe during the Cyclone Idai where we raised $106 000 and managed to assist people with food, healthcare and rebuilding schools and toilets.

We also ran the Citizwean Clinic, mobile clinics that helped more than 4000 people across the country with healthcare during the 2019 health crisis.

This pandemic came at a time when we were in the process of setting up the corporate structure for this entity however, the inaugural board is tasked with executing has the following people:

Freeman Chari (USA)

Lorine Takaruza (USA)

Wellington Mahohoma (Zimbabwe)

Sara Moses (Canada)

Chenayi Mutambasere (UK)

Dr Alex Magaisa (UK)

Takawira Kapikinyu (USA)

Thabang Nare  (USA)

Tinashe Johnson (Bermuda)

Donations (898)

  • Elena Byrd
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team: Citizens Initiative (6)

Freeman Chari
Raised $9,321 from 163 donations
Loveland, OH
Takawira Kapikinyu
Team member
Raised $370 from 4 donations
Ian Moses
Team member
Raised $185 from 3 donations
Lorine Takaruza
Team member
Raised $130 from 2 donations
Calton Amos
Team member

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