He has spent his whole adult life in prison.
Though Jericho Nyatoro has never been an inmate. He has always been a chaplain.
Currently working at the Junee Correctional Centre, last month Mr Nyatoro and his wife Kulsum took annual leave.
To travel back to their homeland and return to prison.
Having raised $8000 before his departure by the donation of friends and strangers, Mr Nyatoro brought with him literal tonnes of supplies to meet the basic needs of the thousands in Zimbabwe's biggest prisons.
"It was quite emotional. We met with the [prison] authorities and had a brief conversation about their needs," Mr Nyatoro said.
"They appreciated that someone had even brought anything to them, but they were overwhelmed when they saw the amount."
With up to two tonnes of maize, half-a-tonne of rice and salt, as well as 500kg of butter and peanut butter - to name a few of the items in the family's possession - it was the single largest donation to the prison by either a company or individual.
Yet, the gravity of the needs on the inside outweighed the enormity of the donation as Mr and Mrs Nyatoro toured three separate prisons.
"Stepping in, there was an air of so much need," he said.
In the maximum-security prison, each unit houses up to 500 inmates. Cells measuring 10 by five metres were shared by up to 50 men.
"I asked, 'how do they sleep in there?' Twenty-five sleep in the first shift from 6pm until midnight, and then the others sleep from midnight until the morning," Mr Nyatoro said.
"In the bathrooms, there was no running water, just a line of buckets. They are each given a bucket as a toilet and a few other buckets for their personal belongings.
"I do not want to imagine how overcrowded it would be, and the norm with their diet is a running tummy, I don't want to imagine."
Aside from the desperate need for basic infrastructure, the inmates also told Mr Nyatoro of the substance they craved above all else: soap.
"It was heartbreaking to hear how desperate they were for a piece of laundry soap," Mr Nyatoro said.
"We had been told about the food [they needed] but the prisoners themselves told me, if only they had some soap."
Mealtimes were delivered via a wheelie bin filled with 'sadza', a thick porridge-like substance.
"The men, all 487 of them were fed from that. How would they all be able to eat?
"All the time, you're just thinking how wasteful we are in Australia, we waste so much of our resources."
Attending the women's prison on the same day, Mr Nyatoro admits he spent much of the time overcome with emotion.
"Before I left, my daughter had said, 'be ready to breakdown at some point', I had been strong all through, but in the female prison, I started to speak and a baby started crying," he said.
"There should be no baby in there. That was my breaking point."
Through the donations delivered in Australia, Mr Nyatoro was able to provide each of the 136 women in the maximum-security prison with a dignity pack.
Each of the seven children aged between six months and four years received a care pack of toys, food and clothes.
The same he provided to the 22 women and five children in the other prison he visited.
His visit to the infirmary and the psychiatric ward presented equal challenges to break his spirit.
"One of the worst places was the psych [ward], these people cannot take care of themselves," he said.
Confined in the small area was up to 250 people with various issues ranging from minor mental health problems to severe psychiatric disorders.
"When the gates opened, the stench that hit us, no human being should have to live there," he said.
Inside the hospital, the situation was no better, with patients close to death from minor ailments.
"There is no medication. I met a young man with diabetes but he had no medication," he said.
"I am also a diabetic. I had two boxes of metformin that would last me three months. I took it to the doctor and said, 'give it to him, half them and it will last six months'.
"They cannot even buy Panadol."
Buoyed by the support he received from strangers and friends alike, Mr Nyatoro has vowed to make his prison pilgrimage an annual event.
"It was an eye-opening experience. I only went to three prisons and there are a lot more, each trip I will increase [the visits] depending on what we can raise," he said.
"The response from the Riverina [in donations] was overwhelming, people from all over Junee and Wagga gave me donations via GoFundMe and privately. People I have never seen, who are not Christians, they called me and made donations."
A conversation with a friend in the country cemented Mr Nyatoro's desire to return to the prisons.
The friend, a doctor, chastised his compassion for the population on the inside, saying: "There are orphanages, there are hospitals, why would you go to the prison and help them?"
"I said, that is my calling. Jesus said 'I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to eat, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick you cared for me, and I was in prison and you visited me'.
"He singles out prisons as a place that we should visit. I have chosen to work in prisons, I have chosen to do something for the least of these people."