Connecting communities and culture
We are an independent, non-government charity, working directly with people in Chinamhora community, near Harare in Zimbabwe. By working in partnership with the community, we are able to identify what they need to deal with the extreme poverty that they’re experiencing, and therefore, we can help them through sustainable projects.
Fair-Trade is an important aspect of our work because we are helping individuals and groups to start their own businesses, making African arts and crafts, and get a fair price for them. We are associated to Love Zimbabwe Fair Trade, which is a community interest company that sells the goods in the UK. Their products can be bought online through their etsy page. Click here to view it.
Click here to hear a new single called ‘When I get to Zimbabwe’ by Al Lewis, featuring Zim Voices. Two of our Trustees, Martha Musonza Holman and Angeline Tshiyane are part of the singing group ‘Zim Voices’.
Education is the foundation
A very important part of what we do is to educate the wider community around us, in Wales and Zimbabwe, about what Fair-Trade means and why it is important. This ranges from educating children in Welsh schools about Fair-Trade and African culture, to providing skills workshops for Zimbabweans to start their own businesses.