The study pertained to the investigation of effects and challenges of donor funded education in Chipinge West primary schools. A survey research design was employed. Ten out of thirty-two schools were selected using disproportionate random sampling. The participants constituted 127 teachers, 5 donor agency workers, 210 donor funded pupils and the same number of guardians or parents of the donor funded children. A questionnaire was used for teachers while interviews were employed for donor agency workers, donor funded pupils and guardians or parents of the donor funded children. The collected data was presented, analysed and discussed in continuous written discourse, with illustrations using tables, pie-charts and bar graphs. The research unearthed various interesting issues. Firstly, it was revealed that donor funded education was a necessity to both pupils and Chipinge West primary schools. Such funding redressed school fees and stationery challenges and other basics such as food and uniform for the donor funded pupils. The schools also benefited in stationery and renovation and construction of school structures such as classrooms..