Phumuza – Share the Load, translates to ‘ease the burden’ or ‘to share the load’ in English.

We are a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO 1/2008) registered in Zimbabwe. Phumuza is based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwes’ second largest city, but concentrates its charitable work in Filabusi in the Insiza district.

Phumuza Share the Load {PSL} was founded in 2003 by Suku Togwe during their visit to Suku’s village at Filabusi. En route to their destination, they met a young girl Eta M. an orphan, on the side of a dusty track road, distraught over being sent home from school for lack of a pencil. Eta had set out from her homestead at 6:00 am to get to school on time only to be sent home because she hadn’t brought a pencil. The rule was that without a pencil or school fees children cannot attend school. Eta unfortunately did not even have a pencil to bring.

Suku found this appalling and went to the school to find out more. The head mistress at Lubuze Primary School explained that there were hundreds of children like Eta, living in poverty and struggling for existence because they were orphaned mostly by AIDS or came from a disadvantaged background.

The innocent victims of the AIDS / HIV virus are being denied access to education and, in some instances completely forgotten, through lack of funds. Upon Suku’s return to the United Kingdom; she set about establishing a charity to help these children.

This is how Phumuza – Share the Load was born!

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