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How Did We Start?

If you are new to Aussie Books for Zim, WELCOME. We are very excited to have you joining us and sharing our 5th-anniversary celebration.

At Aussie Books for Zim (ABZ) we collect new and gently used books, stationery and library furnishings and ship them to Zimbabwe to set up libraries in rural disadvantaged communities. We seek to improve literacy in disadvantaged communities—to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to help shape the world they live in.

The idea for the project emerged after the founder, Dr Alfred Chidembo, saw how many books were discarded annually in Australia. The idea of ‘turning trash into treasure’ gave birth to the ABZ project. It’s a win-win situation. Zimbabwe gets the books—a gift that keeps on giving—and Australia has a little less landfill.

A Wide Ride - Celebrating 5 Years


After setting up 9 libraries (including building 1 library brick by brick by our super amazing ground team) and donating 90,000+ books, you have got to agree with us, it has been a wide ride. We are very proud of our achievements and are so grateful to have many of you getting behind us.

How Can You Help

Now we ask ourselves, "what's the next?" "Can we amplify our impact further?" Of course, the answer is YES. Because we DREAM BIG here at Aussie Books for Zim. And you are invited to ride with us.

To help us make a bigger impact and change more lives, we are launching the Dream Big campaign, raising funds to set up more libraries.

Dream Big with Us

Come and Dream Big with Us. We are fundraising to continue the work we are doing in Zimbabwe. Every cent and dollar donated goes towards our goals of building libraries and literacy programs.

And better still! If you are based in Australia, your donation is tax-deductible as Aussie Books for Zim is a registered charity with DGR status.

All money raised goes towards our continued work to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to help shape the world they live in.

*Aussie books for Zim is legally registered as an official charity. This means we must keep financial records that correctly record all donations and enable true and fair financial statements to be prepared and to be audited, if required.

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