Supporting the education of children in Africa

We’re a Christian-led charity, based in Reading, helping children, many orphaned as a result of AIDS, and their guardians in rural Zimbabwe.

Our Child Sponsorship Programme and Feeding Programme prove to be life changing to children we support.

We sponsor 177 children (£18 a month each) and feed 2,218 children every day during term time (£1 feeds one child for a month).


Education includes school fees, stationery and uniforms

Porridge & maheu

Food involves porridge and maheu, twice daily at school

Drinking water

Water projects include siting and drilling of boreholes

Help us by making a donationfundraising, committing to sponsor a child or volunteering today.

We’re run by volunteers in the UK and Zimbabwe and take pride in the impact we make locally in both countries.

Our volunteers give their expertise and time for free, our premises are rent free and we keep our running costs to a minimum. With less overheads, more of your money goes towards our projects in Africa.

Our Zimbabwean team provides real time information about what’s happening on the ground. We work directly with local communities and schools to identify their specific needs.

We work with churches, clubs, Rotary clubs, schools, workplaces and the University of Reading. Local Rotary clubs have organised fundraising events and funded many of our projects in Africa. Dorothy Dix (our founder and CEO) studied at the University of Reading and featured in their 90th anniversary celebration video.

Raising and Giving, the university’s official fund raising body, raised funds for CBF in 2015/16 and we take on UOR interns every summer. We have close links with local churches and have received a range of funding from Reading Family Church. Dorothy visits local primary and secondary schools to share her passionate, encouraging account of growing up in Zimbabwe. Our volunteering opportunities are promoted on Indeed job search and via Reading Voluntary Action.

Creating Better Futures has been nominated for Pride of Reading Award, Charity of the Year 2016; a local charity making an impact on Reading’s community through partnership with businesses, public sector and charities.

Become part of a family; empower a child, their guardian and siblings.


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