About The Bridge International
In June 2005 sisters Heather and Jean currently living in Warwickshire, UK, made a life changing visit to their birth land - Zimbabwe. They were so troubled and distressed by the shocking severity of life there that they came back with a resolve to do something about it. Hyperinflation and the government economic policies left most people reeling and devastated. For many Zimbabweans their only means of survival was support from friends and relatives in other countries. With the cost of a loaf of bread at hundreds of thousands of zim dollars, even the basics, when they were available, were out of reach.
‘The Bridge’ was born. It was initially a literal life line to several families and individuals in Zimbabwe with no or little means of survival through the terrible days of 2005 and economic hyperinflation. The Bridge raised funds here in the UK through gifts, donations, dinners, raffles and was able to send money personally to several people and families.
After 2008 when the US dollar became the currency, our focus changed to supporting orphans and children as a result of the sad plight of thousands and thousands of children who have been left orphans because of the AIDS pandemic as well as the violent traumas that this land has suffered in the past 20 years. We also support needy individuals for example the sick and hungry.