Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are supporting our Community Resilience programme in two provinces of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe continues to experience food shortages, made worse by climate change.
The 2015/2016 rainfall season has been one of the driest in Southern Africa in over 35 years. This has resulted in declining agricultural production, increasing food shortage, dramatic rise in food prices and increased hunger and malnutrition. In Zimbabwe at present, 30% of the population is struggling to meet their basic food needs.
British Red Cross’ new programme aims to better prepare rural communities to withstand and recover from cyclical disasters and crises. It will include elements of work that the British Red Cross and Zimbabwe Red Cross societies have done over the last five years - providing rural communities in Zimbabwe with access to a clean water supply and sanitation facilities and helping them produce more food and generate money from it.
British Red Cross Head of Region, Jane Adisu said: "For years, many in Zimbabwe have struggled with erratic rainfall, poor harvests and a lack of opportunities to earn a decent living. The valuable support from players of People's Postcode Lottery will reach the most vulnerable households in rural Zimbabwe to help them meet their basic needs".
To date, players have donated an amazing £550,000 to our work in South Africa and Zimbabwe, helping thousands of children affected by AIDS and thousands of households struggling to meet their basic food needs.
About the People’s Postcode Lottery
A minimum of 27.5% goes directly to charities and players have raised £104.2 million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
- People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally.
- Once their postcode is registered, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have the chance to win a prize every day. Playing People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with prizes every day.
- People’s Postcode Lottery players support the following Trusts – Postcode African Trust, Postcode Animal Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Children Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Culture Trust, Postcode Dream Trust, Postcode Earth Trust, Postcode Global Trust, Postcode Green Trust, Postcode Heroes Trust, Postcode Local Trust, Postcode Planet Trust, Postcode Support Trust, People’s Postcode Trust and Postcode Sport Trust. These Trusts are funded entirely by players and support a variety of good causes.
For further information on each charity, visit:www.postcodelottery.co.uk/charities.
You can find out more about People's Postcode Lottery at postcodelottery.co.uk