Each rural orphan deserves a chance to compete in the world.
Sethule Orphans Trust was founded in 2005, when a rapidly increasing number of disadvantaged orphans was noticed especially in the poorest rural communities of Western Zimbabwe.
Together with the effects of emigration, economic collapse and HIV/AIDS, the result was the almost total breakdown of traditional African rural life. The impact of such social disintegration was most felt by the large number of orphans suddenly having nowhere to stay and no-one to look after them.
The principal solution to the orphan crisis was to link bereaved homeless orphans with foster parents who had themselves lost their offspring. This idea has been enthusiastically adopted and the project thus embodied by Sethule is on that is eagerly sought after by other communities close by.
Sethule is a genuinely indigenous Trust which is locally run and inspired.