The Children of Montgomery Heights in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe? Where is that?

What is this? Do you recognise it?

Umriss von Zimbabwe mit Taffy
Yes, you're right!

These are the outlines of Zimbabwe and one of the faces of this beautiful country in Southern Africa.

But let's have a look at the less beautiful sides, too:

Zimbabwe Germany
Total area 390,757 km²
(150,804 mi²)
357,021 km²
(137,847 mi²)
Population 12 million 82 million
Average age 19 years 42 years
Life expectancy 36 years 78 years
AIDS-rate 34% 0,1%
AIDS-deaths per year 146,000 600
Unemployment rate >80% 10%
Inflation rate 1,700% 2%
Per capita gross domestic product 383 USD 33,854 USD
Cars per 1,000 inhabitants 58 573
Telephone mainlines per 1,000 inhabitants 32 670
as of : May 2007

Seeing that, there is only one thing one can do do:

Abwarten und Tee trinken

Relax, have some tea and wait for better times. Or what else?!?

Or: go to Zimbabwe...

...and find out what is behind all these figures!

Mitten rein!

"Find out" - what that meant for me (Silke) in 2002:

Head for Montgomery Heights Christian Care Center, a home for orphaned and destitute children and help wherever possible.

Montgomery Heights lies somewhere in the middle of nowhere, 1.5 hours by car from the capital Harare. I got into contact with them by a most welcome coincidence, because the time that I spent there did change me and my way of thinking in many ways.

If YOU want to make a difference in the lives of these children, too, you can do so on our


We have placed some facts about Montgomery there, as well.

On the next pages you can get an impression of what was expecting me at end of that red arrow...

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Hier steht mal wieder ein völlig unsinniger Satz, der nur dazu da ist, den Content-Bereich künstlich zu vergrößern, damit die Tabellen alles schön in die Mitte rücken können - so, ich denke, das sollte reichen.