In times of a crisis, rallying together to find solutions can make a difference. This was the theme echoed at the launch of the Kanzatu-Nzatu National Cholera Crisis Fund by Econet and Higherlife Foundation on 19 September 2018. This initiative comes in the wake of Econet’s $10 million donation towards containing a dual outbreak of Cholera and Typhoid in the country, and is supported by the Ministry of Finance and powered by Steward Bank.
Speaking at the press briefing, Econet Chief Financial Officer Mr Roy Chimanikire stressed the importance of the country coming together to help the save the lives of their fellow Zimbabweans. “It’s about the community and it’s about responding to a national call. Let’s all come together and rise to a point of need in our nation to help others,” he added.
Also at the briefing, Dr. Kennedy Mubaiwa, CEO of Higherlife Foundation noted that, “With the right support and collaborative efforts such as the Kanzatu-Nzatu platform, Zimbabwe can get rid of cholera in 7 years.” A fully fledged medical doctor from the University of Zimbabwe, Dr Mubaiwa also highlighted how the disease is treatable and how Higherlife Foundation teams are working tirelessly in the affected communities to curb the deadly outbreak.
Speaking about the innovative platform, Steward Bank CEO Dr. Lance Mambondiani highlighted how the Kanzatu-Nzatu platform enables anyone from anywhere in the world to contribute and offers convenient payment options such as EcoCash, Zipit, and Visa. To up the ante, the Econet Group will match Dollar for Dollar all individual contributions made towards this cause.
To donate, follow this link https://kanzatu.stewardbank.co.zw/0771222727 and choose a payment solution.
Together we can save more lives, curb this outbreak, and put our nation on a path towards ending cholera in our lifetimes.