“People have lost their lives, are missing, displaced, injured and torn away from their communities.”

Pledge Idai is powered by a group of young Africans (both on the continent and in the Diaspora), who have been moved to respond in the face of this humanitarian crisis.

In partnership with Higherlife Foundation and Delta Philanthropies,  Pledge Idai seeks to raise $200,000 in 45 days for all three affected countries – Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

Our challenge for every young diasporan is to run #thenextmile with us and contribute. For every pound, euro or dollar invested in this campaign, Delta Philanthropies will match the same, doubling any return on investment.

“We urge you to run #thenextmile  – let’s stand together for Africa, her people, and her prosperity.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the campaign about?

Pledge Idai is a fundraising initiative that was created to support the millions of people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe that have been affected by Cyclone Idai. The campaign is powered by a group of young Africans (both on the continent and in the diaspora) who have been moved to respond in the face of this humanitarian crisis.

“The campaign seeks to raise $200,000 in 45 days.”

Who can join the campaign?

The call to join Idai is for everyone willing to GIVE and SHARE, with a special call to action for millennials in the African diaspora.

What does Idai mean?

Idai means love in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. We are driven by love for humanity and a desire to translate this passion into action and impact.

How can I make my donation?

You can make your donation online through the Pledge Idai campaign by clicking this link


Can I allocate my donation towards one of the three countries?

When you make your donation online, your money will go into a pool of funds that will be used to address the on-going needs on the ground in all three countries – Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. You will not be able to specify where you want your money to go, but you will receive regular updates from us informing you what the donations are being used for and tracking the progress being made.

How is the money going to be used?

Donated funds will address immediate needs (i.e. food, water, clothing, medicine, shelter), as well as long-term needs such as rebuilding of infrastructure, resettlement for those displaced, and educational support for orphaned and vulnerable children. Overall, our campaign will followed a phased strategy that seeks to recover, restore, and rebuild in these affected communities, as well as help people build their resilience and make a fresh start.

Who are our partners on the ground?

Our primary partners on the ground are Higherlife Foundation and Delta Philanthropies. Higherlife Foundation is a social impact organization that invests in human capital to build thriving individuals, communities, and sustainable livelihoods. Headquartered inZimbabwe, the Foundation has a 20-year track record in advancing education and community development across Southern Africa. Delta Philanthropies is a U.K registered charity (Number 1178335) focused on education and poverty elimination across Africa.

How can I promote this campaign on social media?

The channels below are available now for you to share the campaign today and encourage others to join our efforts.

Instagram: @CycloneIdaiFund

Facebook: cycloneidaifund


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