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Edith Duly

The foundation stone for Edith Duly was laid in 1959 but the Home was not fully functional until 1960. It was originally a 24-bed “cottage” hospital intended to serve the Coronation Cottage complex, including Queen Mary House and Ralstein Home. Funds were raised to build the Home and by far the largest donor was Mrs. Edith Duly. In 1967, an additional 26 bed wing was built and over the years, the Home was expanded to accommodate 60 beds. The Lions Club of Matopos assisted in the building of a 14 bed Convalescent Unit which was opened in 1987

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Mater Dei Hospital

The Mater Dei is a Christian Hospital in Bulawayo which is owned by the Board of Trustees, which includes members of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood. This is a Catholic group of sisters who minister and work in many different countries.

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Senior Citizens Service (SCS)

Background: Senior Citizens Service Medical Trust fund was set up in 2003 by Les and Craig Hunt to assist with the medical needs of our elderly in Zimbabwe. It is a registered Trust in Zimbabwe, 2471/2004, protocol no: 328.

The Trust came into being due to certain incidents, one incident especially stands out, "One of our Senior Citizens fell and broke an arm, when taken to hospital they refused to admit her until they paid Z$3.1 million dollars. (Old Zimbabwean currency)

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Verity Amm Kitchen

The Verity Amm Soup Kitchen is run entirely by volunteers, and supplies on average 15 cooked breakfasts and 85 lunches four days a week. The kitchen is totally dependent on Funding and food donations and it is an ongoing struggle to keep the kitchen going at present demand.

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