We will soon be in South Africa to visit an amazing organization, Zimele. In their 8th year, Zimele has been empowering communities toward self-reliance, by confronting root causes of poverty and equipping individuals with skills and tools to stand on their own two feet. As a huge milestone, Zimele became the first organization in SA to reach Federation level! (Learn more here)
Among many excitements for this trip is a chance to encounter bakers who have received training through Zimele to bake for profit, and are weekly making sales at two different places: at their tuck shop and on the roadside. Baking has had a huge impact on the lives of these women who are now able to provide more food on their tables and to buy shoes for their children to attend school.
*During this time, we ask for your kind understanding as we pause receiving new orders for the rest of the month. We will resume all order communications in April. Thank you, and talk again soon! :)*
- Interested in learning more? Visit Zimele website and #StandWithZimele on Facebook and beyond!
- *Special thanks to dear friends who’ve been financially and prayerfully showering us in support for Zimele. Thank you so much for your generous hearts!
- For anyone interested in becoming a supporter, here are three great and timely ways to consider partaking in the transformative work today:
- ODW + Zimele
One Day’s Wages has partnered with Zimele for their 75th project to bring training of rainwater harvesting and food security practices to 150 Zulu women, who will in turn impact approximately 600 others living in their community. For the next 3 months, your donation will be matched by ODW. Please visit to learn more or to support: www.onedayswages.org/zimele
- 2015 Ambassador Trip Project Fund
We will travel as a team, and while in SA, we will identify a sustainable project to invest in with the donations we raise here. Would you consider partnering in this investment this week before our trip? www.razoo.com/story/2015-Zimele-Ambassador-Trip
- 4th Annual Gala on April 26th
It will be an evening filled with inspiration. For details including ticket information: www.zimelecommunity.org/4th-annual-zimele-gala