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Zimbabwe Company Funds Network For Those Living With HIV-AIDS

A Zimbabwean firm has committed Z$90 million, or about US$21,000 at the prevailing parallel market foreign exchange rate, to fund the activities of the Zimbabwe National Network for People Living with HIV-AIDS, which is also known as ZNNP+.

Anchor Yeast Holdings disbursed the first Z$15 million to the group last week, and the balance of the donation will be made available over the next six months.

The organization said it will use part of the money to launch self-help projects for HIV-positive individuals, and to hold elections of provincial representatives in Bulawayo, Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Mashonaland East, Manicaland and Midlands.

Network Chairman Benjamin Mazhindu told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that funds will also help members pay their children’s school fees.

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