Zimbabwe Cholera: Water Relief Fund

There is cholera in Harare right now. 20 people have died and  over 2000 cases reported since September 2017.  Woke up to the news that Vibrio cholerae , the bacteria that causes cholera has been detected in boreholes and wells in Harare. The question I had was , HOW ARE PEOPLE GOING TO SURVIVE? Then I thought maybe collectively, like we have  always done as Zimbabweans we can be of help.

WHAT IS NEEDED

From the top of my head, while authorities rally resources for detection, diagnosis, isolation & treatment there is immediate need to stop the spread. There is need for clean water provision.  Thus :
1) Bottled water 
2) Bleach/Jik (Sodium hypochlorite) - 11 drops for every 5 liters of water  and a 30 minute wait is effective in killing most of the bacteria

HOW WILL IT BE DONE

We are in the process of coordinating volunteers especially from NGOs in Harare to help deliver the water and Jik. 
- Savanna Madamombe is our point person in Harare, she is coordinating efforts to supply bousers of water and water tablets .
- We will negotiate with big box stores to sell the water & Jik to us at highly discounted prices

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE

Time is high essence, as the teams are forming the hope is that the first deliveries are made within the next 48 hours.

HOW WILL THE MONEY BE ACCOUNTED FOR

As I have always done, I will publish the receipts and account to all who would have donated. If the fund grows beyond $10K, I would engage help of experienced folks to help.

WHO AM I
I am an ordinary citizen and also a health professional but I have done a few fundraisers from the Zimbabwe Warriors to the Zimbabwe Freedom Fund for activists.  There will be more people added to the team.

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  • fiona Sabeta 
    • $15 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Sandra Marufu  
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Nhamo Mumbiro 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Lorine Magdalene 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: Citizens Cholera Relief Team (2)

Freeman Chari 
Organizer
Raised $499 from 19 donations
Akron, OH
Calton Amos 
Team member
Raised $190 from 4 donations
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