Abergavenny Food Festival is expecting a very special guest. Martha and David Holman from local charity, Love Zimbabwe have managed to secure a visa for the Chief of their area in Zimbabwe to come to the U.K. for two weeks.
This year’s Abergavenny Food Festival has embraced the fringe fully, with events happening in
town and further afield. As in any major festival, the fringe gets to the heart of local issues and
highlights local growers and businesses.
The Love Zimbabwe Student Event at the Welsh National Assembly last Wednesday proved to
be a great success.
Anthropology Students from UWTSD’s Lampeter campus recently visited Zimbabwe as part of a trip organised by the Love Zimbabwe charity.
Gilwern resident, Martha Musonza Holman who runs the charity, ‘Love Zimbabwe’ has received a prestigious award backed by the Welsh Assembly. Martha won the award in the social and humanitarian category for women in Wales from ethnic minority backgrounds who have made a significant contribution to Welsh life.
This year marked the 11th anniversary of the Wales Fair Trade Fair, organised by David & Martha Holman from Gilwern. The event highlights the importance of buying Fair Trade products from around the world.
Abergavenny food festival was a huge success. Martha and Dave organised a ‘March for Africa’ where children marched around Abergavenny town and sang a variety of songs to raise awareness about food issues in Africa. Martha taught a number of songs (African and English) to a school in Abergavenny.
After extensive preparation and planning the Wales Fair Trade Fair was a huge success. Read about our action packed weekend as well as some inspirational speakers.
The Wales Fair Trade Fair is finally here! Our line up and special speakers this year are incredible. We will also be joined by Pippa Bortolotti (Leader of The Green Party in Wales).
Announcing our annual major fair trade event in Brecon and Abergavenny on 3rd and 4th October 2015. Come and join us to find out what it’s all about and start your Christmas shopping. There’s lots for everyone, from an array of fairly traded goods from around the world, to delicious cuisine and entertainment for the kids.
All of the trustees at Love Zimbabwe have been working hard both in the UK and Zimbabwe. Click the title above and read a compilation of responses from volunteers on the recent trip.
For a detailed journal of our time spent in Zimbabwe – please visit our trustee, Dan Grimshawe’s travel blog.
Our projects are picking up pace and there’s a lot of activity at the moment. Hear directly from Taurai Sinaro about what they’re building and our permaculture plans.
Our annual event, which happened over the first weekend in October, was very successful and we raised awareness of Fairtrade and funds for the charity.
A summary of events and achievements during 2014 with Dave and Martha Holman, the charity’s founders who live and work in Wales.