The BS Leon Trust have been providing shelter, accommodation and care for elderly and vulnerable people in Zimbabwe for over 50 years. They are a charity and rely on sponsorship, they have always managed to sustain themselves on the little they had, making up for it with an abundance of love and kindness.. The situation in Zimbabwe has become so dire, that all the lives they care for are in danger. Their staff work tirelessly on very limited funds and resources to give these folks the dignity they deserve in their sunset years of their lives.
Please consider giving whatever you can to help support their work and prove to them that the rest of the world does care about what is going on in Zimbabwe.
This is an excerpt from an e-mail sent out by the trust....
BS Leon Trust has been operating for over 50 years now, and we have seen highs and lows over a long period of time. We have celebrated together as a family, and we have cried together as a family. We have always managed to sustain ourselves on the little we had, making up for it with an abundance of love and kindness.
However, we feel that we face a crossroads as our beloved country goes through this turmoil, and it’s becoming untenable for us to continue looking after everyone to the standard that they so richly deserve.
As many of you will, too, feel – being without electricity for 18+ hours per day is extremely difficult. We need to run on generators, not only to heat our water so people can bath, and enjoy hot meals – but more importantly, for people who rely on oxygen provision to keep them comfortable, and ultimately alive. The huge cost of fuel is crippling us, and being winter – we need to keep our residents warm which cannot be done without heaters. Food and all basic commodities have more than quadrupled in price, and the families of our beloved residents are also struggling to pay their subscriptions/fees.
Our staff are struggling to feed their families, but not one of them misses their days at work as they also feel the impact we are making as a family. Their dedication and commitment to B.S. Leon is inspiring.
Our priority is to keep our elderly residents away from hardship in their retirement and old age, giving love and care with all of our hearts. Unfortunately, our hearts cannot pay out the amount that is required, without some form of miracle at this moment. There is a very real chance we will face closure, if we cannot provide people with what they deserve.