LIST: Ways To Donate To The Zimbabwe Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

Here are the ways you can donate to Zimbabwe’s Coronavirus response


1. Zimbabwe Covid-19 Citizens Healthcare Support Fund

We already wrote about the launch of this fundraising campaign a few days ago here. It is spearheaded by Freeman Chari, who has headed other successful relief fundraisers on GoFundMe, most notably for the Cyclone Idai response. As this is on GoFund me, the only accepted payment methods are international ones like Paypal, Mastercard, VISA and so on.

- - - Buy NetOne, Telecel Airtime on WhatsApp using EcoCash.
Send the word Airtime to +263 714 815 229
No extra charges. - - -


2. Citizens Initiative Via EcoCash

This is the same initiative as the one above, but was created to cater for those donating using EcoCash.

The number to send money to is +263777078387 and the subscriber name that shows up is Wellington Mahohoma (He’s part of the team at Citizen’s Initiatives.


3. Covid-19 Zimbabwe – ZimThrive on GoFundMe

This fundraising campaign, headed by Mike Tashaya, has been set up by the same team behind one of Zimbabwe’s homecoming art festival, ZimThrive. Other notable individuals behind the effort are Dr. Brighton Chireka

4. Roots Covid-19 Response Fund – via EcoCash & PayPal

No one is coming to save us! We have to look out for one another in this #covid19 crisis. As the country is now in #lockdownzim, there are some vulnerable groups such as the elderly, orphans, pregnant women, girls that will be impacted severely. Some families whose livelihoods are solely dependent on day to day activities are likely going to suffer from hunger. People with conditions like HIV who require good nutrition will have their health compromised. Also, women and girls will have an increased burden of unpaid care (taking care of the sick, fetching water and firewood), In Chipadze community, Bindura, we met a grandmother who is taking care of 7 orphans, three of them are living with HIV and are on Anti Retroviral Treatment. We also supported Gogo Dhirina (85yrs) who lives alone with no one to look after her. Please join ROOTS in mobilising for #foodpacks and #healthpacks to support these families. No amount is too little.

Please Ecocash on 0776542583.
Bulk in-kind donations can be dropped off at our ROOTS Harare Office at 142 Herbert Chitepo, Harare or we can pick up

PayPal (

Should you need more information please do not hesitate to call on the number above


N:B ROOTS is a nonprofit working to promote gender equality in Zimbabwe

Note: If you know other fundraising efforts underway which you think we should include here – especially those accepting local Zimbabwean payment methods like EcoCash and ZIPIT – please lets know in the comments below and we’ll include them.


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5 comments on “LIST: Ways To Donate To The Zimbabwe Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

  1. Some of us would really want to assist the Covid-19 cause. however, there is always need to verify how the money will be accounted for. Why are the donations going into individuals’ personal Ecocash accounts? How will the owner of the line distinguish between his/ her own money from that meant for the Covid-19 Response? The best would have been to appoint a reputable audit firm so that those wishing to donate will first with the audit firm. Remember we are living in Zimbabwe.

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