How you can help

A contribution of:

$100 $500

can purchase 20 textbooks for Samathonga Primary School
can purchase a dripkit
$1500 $5000
can sponsor a trainee for 6 months

can purchase a new truck

Of course, unrestricted donations are greatly appreciated and allow us to apply the funds to the most pressing needs.

Hlekweni would like to thank sponsors and donors for their contributions, enabling the Centre to continue offering its services to communities in Matebeleland.

The following assisted Hlekweni and Samathonga School during 2006:
General donors Quaker donors

United Kingdom:
Fitness First for Women
Tudor Trust

DED (German Development Service)
Lutheran Development Service
Plan International

QPS New Zealand

United Kingdom:
Bootham School, York
Chichester Quaker Meeting
Margaret Hayman Trust Fund
Milton Keynes PM

many other individuals have generously contributed to our work

Past donors have included:

General donors Quaker donors

M.S. Zimbabwe

Bread for the World

Inter-Church Coordinating Organisation

Transport Aid


United Kingdom:
British High Commission
Christian Aid
Network for Social Change

and also:
Campbell Education Trust
Enterprises Housing Association
European Union
G & H Roberts Community Trust
Rotary Club of Bulawayo

Australian Friends
QSA (Quaker Service Australia)

Canadian Friends
CFSC (Canadian Friends Service Committee)

New Zealand:
QPS New Zealand

Swedish Friends

United Kingdom:
Britain Yearly Meeting
Leggatt Trust
Margaret Hayman Trust Fund
Quaker Peace and Social Witness

United States of America:
American Friends Service Committee
Right Sharing of World Resources

Bulawayo Monthly Meeting

In 2002 over £34,000 was raised in response to the emergency appeal. This included donations from many individuals.

Hlekweni would also like to thank all those who have rendered services to the organisation. Thanks are also due to the staff who have left but have given of their best to Hlekweni during their time with us. Finally, for the sacrifices of the staff and board members and consultants who have given many hours voluntarily to keep the organisation afloat and the Hlekweni spirit alive - we are most grateful.


Hlekweni operates an account denominated in pounds sterling at Barclays Bank, Francistown, Botswana, for donors and well-wishers who want to send us money from abroad.

Donations from abroad Donations within Zimbabwe
Account name: Hlekweni
Account no. 542 881 4
Branch code: 29-17-67
Barclays Bank of Botswana Ltd.
P.O.Box 36
Tel: +267-241 3439
Fax: +267-241 3763
Account name: Hlekweni Friends
Acct. no. 402 303 00
Branch Code: 5337
Standard Chartered Bank
Fife Street,
Tel: 9 76211/9
Fax: 9 66971

The Swift code, sometimes needed when transferring money, is BARCBWGX. When international payments are made, the phrase ‘foreign currency account’ should be included in the payment instructions.

UK and US donors can obtain a tax deduction. UK donors can give to the Friends of Hlekweni, a UK charity whereas US donors can give through the Friends Meeting of Washington, DC, and take a tax deduction.

Donations from UK Donations from USA
Friends of Hlekweni
The Quaker Centre
1 Oakley Gardens Downhead Park
Milton Keynes MK15 9BH
[email protected]
Use this Giftaid Declaration Form

Friends Meeting of Washington
2111 Florida Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20008-1912
[email protected]
Please make check payable to FMW, indicating Hlekweni Fund on check memo or attached note.

Please advise us by post, fax, telephone, or email of the exact amount transferred and the intended purpose. Hlekweni is very grateful for all contributions, large or small, and will send official receipts once the payment has appeared on the bank statements.

Donations in kind and in time are also very welcome.

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