ZimSculpt’s profits are reinvested in new art works, used to bring artists overseas and to market Zimbabwean talent, internationally.
All of the sculptures are bought directly from the artist in Zimbabwe.
The money from their sculptures pays their rent, food and school fees, like our salaries do and goes along way in their local communities. ZimSculpt’s purchases represent a regular source of income for many artists for several months of the year.
In previous years through the purchase of Joe Mutasa’s sculptures, we paid for one years University fees for his daughter, who won a scholarship at Rhodes University in South Africa.
We have established an Artists Family Scheme – for families of artists who have passed away due to HIV. We have received donations to clothe, pay for school fees and feed their children so they are able to go to school.
Five percent of sales from ZimSculpt.com ecommerce website are donated to Inter-Country People’s Aid (IPA), a community-based charity in Zimbabwe… more details follow on the next pages.
We also collect donations of clothes, toys and shoes which we distribute personally when we visit artists in communities all over Zimbabwe.