We are not a ‘Charity’ and have never implied that. We do our fairshare with donating sculptures for fundraising events (mostly linked to Zimbabwe) and also collect clothes etc which we personally pay to get shipped back to Zimbabwe.
We are consistently disgusted by many other Zimbabwean sculpture dealers who are proporting to give generously to Charity’s or whom advise customers a proportion of sales goes to Charities, helps artists by fairtrade, but when we ask here on the ground in Zimbabwe, nothing can be further than the truth. The world has taken ‘Fairtrade’ and ‘non-profit’ to become almost a fashion accessory, rather than a deeper meaning, believing that it is ‘so’ when there are hardly any means to check these remarks unless these can be monitored at the grass roots. It is NOT a competition to see who can purport to do the best…. just DO it and don’t expect praise. Giving should be a humble motion!
Life in Zimbabwe ‘appears’ to have improved. Most importantly municipal water has returned to many taps, which makes a journey to a well for most people one less thing to worry about in day to day life. Electricity is still on and off though. The country is getting richer with its ‘minerals’ but these basic commodities are failing to be addressed.