Summary of events during 2014
It has been a very busy year so far for David and Martha Holman and their charity Love Zimbabwe. David and Martha moved to Gilwern, Wales in April and have been busy planting lots of organic vegetables!
The charity raises money for essential projects in rural areas of Zimbabwe such as boreholes for fresh water, improving medical services at their local clinic in Domboshawa and establishing an area of community land where local people can grow food and work in the workshop built there last year. The workshop was constructed by David and Martha last November with funding from the Castle Street Methodist Church. It has been used primarily by the mothers of disabled children group to make batiks.
In June the couple were guests at the Fairtrade Wales conference in Swansea where Martha was given an award for ‘Inspiring the Nation’ for her work with Fairtrade Wales.
Following this they took their 2 year old daughter, Tanaka, to Glastonbury where they set up a large stall selling fairly traded arts & crafts from Zimbabwe. Fortunately the weather was fine and a good amount of money was raised. Another award was presented here for sustainability and the people’s choice for the best stall at Glastonbury.
Soon after this Martha received a phone call from BBC Radio 2 asking whether she would like to tell her life story as part of a new series on the Jeremy Vine show which comes out at the end of September. Jeremy Vine visited David and Martha at their home and spent all day there recording the programme.