In English

The Zimbabwe AIDS Orphans Society Will Take Your Support Straight to the Needy

The Zimbabwe AIDS Orphans Society is a politically and religiously unaffiliated Finnish voluntary organisation. We have been doing charity work in Zimbabwe for over 25 years supporting the education and well-being of about 400 orphans and other vulnerable children  in the poor Harare suburb of Dzivarasekwa. We have built a community centre for these underprivileged children where they can enjoy a daily hot meal, do homework, get tutoring, learn IT and participate in culture and sports activities. The Dzikwa Centre is a place where the children can feel safe and where they can seek help and guidance regarding school, health issues or life in general, and also meet their friends. Two thirds of the supported children are girls because gender inequalities in education still persist and orphaned girls are vulnerable in Zimbabwe. The children go to local government schools and live with their extended families.

Our collaborating partner in Zimbabwe is the Dzikwa Trust Fund, which runs the operations. Several local and foreign – mainly Finnish – volunteers also participate annually. In Finland, our operations are completely volunteer-based. The two Finnish founders, Seppo Ainamo and Oili Wuolle, spend half the year in Zimbabwe overseeing and directing  programme delivery. At the moment, our society has about 500 members and administrative expenses are covered by membership fees in order to ensure that all donations made to the Zimbabwe Aids Orphans Society go straight to those who need it the most.

Contact Information

E-mail: zim-orvot (at), tel: +358 50 322 6000
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Make a Donation to Help Educate Orphaned Children in Zimbabwe

To make donation to the Zimbabwen AIDS Orphans Society, you can use your PayPal account or the following information:

Zimbabwe AIDS Orphans Society
Bank: Nordea, Swift: NDEAFIHH
IBAN: FI76 1745 3000 0616 40

Reference Numbers

Seppo paddling down a river with Dzikwa kids

1009 membership fee (€40)
1119 yearly sponsorship fee (€150)
1012 sponsor fee (€410-710, depending on the age/school of sponsor child)
1203 gift donation for sponsor child
1070 general donation for upkeep of the Dzikwa Centre
1038 daily hot meals
1025 healthcare and birthcertificates
1067 culture and sports activities at the centre
1106 tutoring and school books
1180 IT tutoring
1135 forest planting and environmental project

Bank Account in the UK

Zimbabwe Aids Orphans Society has been approved by HMRC Authority as a recognised charitable organisation in the UK. All personal donations in the UK to Zimbabwe Aids Orphans Society qualify for tax relief (gift aid). For more information, please contact our agent Mr. Stephen Hollingdale, hollingdale.s (at)

A/C name: Zimbabwe Aids Orphans Society
Bank: NatWest Bank, Bromley, UK
A/C no: GB77 NWBK 6004 0287 0112 12
Bank Sort code: 60 04 02