Now, the Zienzele Foundation has a network of volunteers in Zimbabwe who provide oversight and carry out the work when Nancy and Prisca are absent. Each of the 23 Zienzele school districts has a Zienzele Representative who has been chosen by the caregivers in their village. There are also three Zienzele Coordinators who oversee several districts each. This model has created a high level of accountability and a quick response to situations as they arise.


Zienzele has active Boards of Directors both in Zimbabwe and in the US. The foundation is registered as a charitable organization in Zimbabwe and qualifies as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US. Funding comes from private donations from many friends across the US and abroad. Great support systems are in place in Athens, Ohio and Kyoto, Japan. Another important source of funding for school fees is the sale of beautiful baskets, hand-made by Zimbabwean caregivers.