Chimanimani Cyclone Idai – Fundraising, Donations and Information

The recent Tropical Cyclone Idai has had a devastating impact on most parts of the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe – notably Chimanimani and Chipinge but also Mutare, Mutasa, and Zimunya. There are many fatalities already and more being reported daily. Please help them.

There are numerous fund raising efforts taking place with a wonderful response from people within Zimbabwe and around the world who are assisting with the collection and delivery of medicine, food, clothing and other relief supplies.

The people of Chimanimani thank everyone for their kindness and consideration.

If you would like to offer some support please follow the links below.

The Official Chimanimani Tourist Association Cyclone Relief Fund:

Chimanimani Cyclone Relief Fund (on behalf of the Peza Trust):

Matetso Stars

Chasing Smiles – Season 2, Episode 2:
Matsetso Stars Sport to Conservation Chimanimani. Brought together by Cyclone Idai, this group of youth from Matsetso village are determined to show resilience, perseverance and most of all hope.

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe:
Ecocash Biller code 320041.  Econet has pledged to match dollar for dollar all individual contributions made towards this cause.
Contribute on *151*2*1*320041*Amount#

NetOne Zimbabwe:
OneMoney Shortcode
Contribute on: *111*2*1*4*19707#


If you would like to donate goods

There are many people in need of food aid, clothing, blankets, candles, water and other essential items. If you have goods to donate there are many people in Chimanimani and the district who will welcome your kindness.

These are collection points where you can drop off your donations:


  • Any Econet Shop
  • Miracle Missions: Highlands Presbyterian Church. 112 Enterprise Road, Highlands
  • Eat Out Movement: 3 Allan Wilson Avenue. Greater Avenues
  • ONEchurch: 15 De noon Road, Avondale
  • Chisipite Senior School: (Front Office on Monday 18 March) All items to be dropped off by Tuesday, 19 March
  • Jah Prayzah Offices, 31 Herbert Chitepo Harare


  • Any Econet Shop
  • 45 Moffat Ave Hillside (Along Burnside road) Or call 0773 103 262 they will come and pick your donation.

Throughout Zimbabwe

  • Any Econet Shop
  • Any TelOne Exchange Call toll free 08002000
  • Any ZB Bank or ZB Life Manager’s office


Searching for family and friends?

Red Cross International
Red Cross has a list of people missing or killed during the Cyclone. While not complete you may wish to check the website and either search for family and friends who you are concerned about. Or add the details of people you know have passed.

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