Create a brighter future for Zimbabwe's women and children!

Dinner For Two is helping the Musume Mission Hospital (MHH) to be able to provide the best possible medical care in the given circumstances in Zimbabwe.
Main focus is to support the hospitals project for pregnant women which includes medical examinations, education and housing of pregnant women. This project aims to reduce complications during childbirth and increase knowledge about care, nutrition and other important health issues around babies and children.

Your donation will help to repair the severely damaged roofs of the huts where the pregnant women live during their stay at the MMH. In this way, more women can participate in the project and benefit from round-the-clock medical care and the lessons on how to handle the baby and its health.

Maternity Waiting Homes. The Machacha Project in Musume, Simbabwe

Our objectives

Our charity organization is dedicated to support the efforts of communities to improve their health and social conditions. We are supporting the development of a satisfying primary health care. We are carefully listening to the suggestions of the persons concerned and their organizations, regarding and respecting their proposals and contributing to their realization with direct and indirect help. This contribution combines financial support of projects and the providing of equipment. We give help by advice, training or instruction to local co-workers concerning main topics such as nutrition, basic health care, home-grown farming and poverty alleviation.

Our principles

To achieve sustainability it is important to work together with local specialists and responsible members of the local communities, to strengthen their knowledge and ability and to reach better results by medium- and long-term projects.

Our contribution

• Giving advice to persons bearing responsibility in a project during its planning and implementation and provide financial support
• Performing regular visits to the project
• Controlling reports and accounts
• Recruiting private donors, companies and organisations for financial support.

Donations in Germany are deductible for taxation.

Indicators of success

We were able to hand over a battery system for storing electricity to the hospital in spring, which provides light for at least two hours.
In December, Dr. Kambamura wrote: "Just yesterday I was called to the delivery room for a first-birth patient, where the use of a suction bell became necessary. There was no electricity from the grid, and with the help of our batteries we were able to safely deliver a healthy boy weighing 3,100 g. We are especially grateful in such moments, because any delay in delivery would increase the danger for mother and child".


The MMH of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Zimbabwe is located in the sparsely populated poor south of the country. For 100 years it has been supplying the population within a radius of 25 km, who live mainly from the meagre agriculture. The decay of the state and the dwindling resources of the church have meant that the hospital is no longer able to provide medical care for many patients, many of the equipment and buildings are dilapidated and a large number of beds are empty.

The MMH currently has 1 doctor and 37 nurses and treats 1,600 patients per month in the outpatient clinic. It offers very limited inpatient services, mainly 90 deliveries per month. Laundry is washed by hand. There is no money for medicines and consumables.
The maternal mortality in Zimbabwe is high (458 in 100.000 births). 46 of 1000 children die before their fifth birthday The bad condition of nutrition is essentially increasing the disease risk (WHO).
It is particularly important for women to be at the hospital in time for delivery, because the distances are long and the rate of complications in childbirth in this region is high. For this reason, the MMH offers pregnant women to come to the MMH as early as the 8th month and to stay there until delivery. During this time the pregnant women are regularly examined and receive daily instruction from specialist nurses on delivery, the best care and nutrition for the babies and other important health issues. For these weeks, the MMH offers the pregnant women the opportunity to live in a traditional round hut with four people. The women cook and wash and look after themselves. At present, up to 100 pregnant women are waiting at MMH at the same time for their childbirth.

Our track record

Until 2003 fourteen projects in seven countries – Bolivia, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Peru, Vietnam and Uganda - were funded by the Kai-Henning-Fonds of the Hermann-Mai-Foundation with a total of approximately 80.500 Euros and additional medical means amounting to a value of 17.500 Euros (1993 – 2002).

Since their start in April 2002 The Kai-Henning-Fonds ‘’Dinner for Two e.V.’’ organisation provided financial means of about 150.000 Euros for projects in Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana.

At present the main project is the ‘Safe childbirth project’ of the Musume Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe.

In 2007 one member of the Kai-Henning-Fonds received a prize of 5.000 Euros for extraordinary social commitment. This prize ‘paediatricians for children in crisis regions’ was awarded by the Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte e.V. (professional association of paediatricians e.V.).

What we use the funds for

The members of our organisation work on voluntary basis. The monetary donations are exclusively used for projects. Project visits abroad, postal charges, internet and phone fees are covered by the contributions of the 17 members of our organisation.

The board decides about the allocation of the donations. All donors will be informed about the progress of current projects. Handling and realising the projects as well as the accounting are taken over and controlled by experts and persons of trust on-site and in Germany. Regular reports of the projects are evaluated and discussed during the members' meetings. Cash auditing is made at the end of the business year together with the discharge of the complete managing board at the annual general meeting.


A summary of former project involvements of the Kai-Henning-Fonds in favour of the formerly Hermann-Mai foundation, now: Stiftung für internationale Kindergesundheit der DGKJ.


— Medication (“Drug Revolving Fund”) for the sickle c ell outpatient department of the children’s clinic in the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri/Borno State.
— Medical equipment for the intensive care patients of the children’s clinic, for the maternity clinic and the anaesthesia of the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri.

Musune, Borno State, Nigeria: From 1998 to 2012 we made it possible that the doctors visited the remote village on Lake Chad on a regular basis. Specialists from the regional capital Maiduguri visited the children and their families once a month. Due to the serious and ongoing political unrest with outbreaks of violence, the project had to be canceled in 2012. The journeys became too dangerous for the doctors.


— Medication against schistosomiasis
— Scholarship for EEG training of a Ghanaian paediatrician (Kumasi)
— Financial support for the ‘Public Forum and Scientific Conference “The Ghanaian Child in the Community” (Tamale)


Audiometry device for the neuro-paediatrics in the KCMC-Hospital (Moshi).


Nutrition rehabilitation in a village in Huong Ho, Province Hue.


Cultivation of fruit and vegetable garden for the self-supply of an orphanage (Dindigul/South India)


Solar cooling unit for vaccine transportation in a boat (Upper Amazon region)


Support programme enhancing breast feeding in Laz Paz

Would you like to share a meal with a child in need – according to our guideline “Dinner for Two”? Simply make your donation using our account details.

Your donation receipt will be sent to you automatically during the first three months of the following year. Donations can be made online or by regular bank transfer. You may donate regularly or only once as you like. Remember every even small amount will help.

Would you like to give us additional support in playing an active role in our charitable organisation? Here you have the opportunity to become a member. Please keep in mind that according to the statutes of our registered organisation the board reserves the right of decision to admit a new member.

Should there still remain any open questions concerning your donation do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks!