HelpAge Zimbabwe (HAZ) is a formally registered Non-Governmental Organization (WO/89) established in 1989 to work with and for older persons in Zimbabwe. Over the years HelpAge Zimbabwe has consolidated its national and regional influence to promote healthy ageing and the fulfillment of Older Persons’ (Ops) rights to nutrition, health, dignity, shelter, social security, property, inheritance and work. As an affiliate to HelpAge International (HAI) a global network of 200 organizations in over 70 countries HelpAge Zimbabwe has mobilized international experience to deliver significant impacts for Older Persons at National level. Recognizing that Older Persons constitute both an active human resource and an object for social development the scope for HelpAge Zimbabwe has strategically expanded to include other vulnerable community members of the community namely women, children and those living with disabilities.
HelpAge Zimbabwe has a registered presence in all the ten provinces working in different districts down to the village level. Utilizing Community Based Approaches (CBAs) HelpAge Zimbabwe works with community structures to develop and sustain relevant grassroots driven programmes to address poverty in both urban and rural areas.
Financial Management and Accountability Capacity
HAZ has a competent, dedicated and highly qualified finance team headed by the Finance and Adninstration Manager. There is adequate segregation of duties within the department. Finance processes are clearly spelt out in the Organization’s policy and procedures manual and were designed using the General Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP). Regular audits have been carried out by reputable audit firms since 1989, when HAZ was established.