fantastic night at the Spailpin Fanac Cork raises the sum of 2,116 Euros ! Well
pictures and video clips from this event
is a community based organisation in Murewa, about ninety miles from Harare.
Its director is Beatrice Karimanzira and its brief is to respond to the
needs of all members of the community who are struggling to survive.
Its particular concerns are the welfare of the
disproportionate numbers of women and children who have been left destitute
by either the death of their partners from AIDS, or migration to cities in
search of work.
Photo: William Nyamuchengwa/OxfamAUS
ZWAAPV also works with women forced into prostitution by
the death or desertion of their husbands. Because of the current
inflationary situation they are currently in desperate need of funds
to continue their vital work, and to support their efforts to open a
much-needed centre for abused women and vulnerable children.
view the ZWAAPV official pamphlet as jpeg click
ZWAAPV is an
Oxfam Ireland and Australia partner for more pictures and info on the
ZWAAPV follow the link above.
FeileAfrica will supply direct aid to
Yesterday (9th October) we received a message of thanks and support from
Kubatana. The NGO Network Alliance Project - an online community for
Zimbabwean activists, Check out their website for more info
Many thanks to the following people & organisations for their donations to the
ZWAAPV benefit concert:
for sponsoring the venue and P.A. for the night.
Music Network for donating copies of their new and very appropriately
titled CD 'Think Global; Women of Africa.
Hurley for donating a walking stick specially carved for the event
Guy for donating a new 'Hairdo' to the prize draw.
The Everyman Palace Theatre
for donating a gift voucher for a future performance at the Everyman.
Value Bantry for donating a case of South African Wine.
Thomas for donating a 50 Euro voucher
of you out there who printed off the poster and helped to get the word
Fundraising in aid of
ZWAAPV (Zimbabwe Women Against HIV/AIDS
Poverty and Violence)
The fourth year art
students of The Crawford College of Art in Cork have generously just donated
a further 1000 Euros to the Z.W.A.A.P.V. in Zimbabwe. If you would
like to make a donation or organise a fundraising event for the ZWAAPV
news and pictures sent from Beatrice in Zimbabwe, spending the money
you helped send to her organisation,
For the latest news and pictures from Beatrice and the
ZWAAPV click here
Work starts at the new drop
in centre Murewa
The foundations are being
dug and the building materials are delivered
Decaying nation- Scott Johnson, Newsweek
September 28, 2007
Contrary to popular
belief, Zimbabwe was never really the breadbasket of Africa. But at least it
could feed itself and have plenty left over. Those days are gone now-the
southern African nation is, quite literally, starving. Food store shelves are
bare. The wealthiest Zimbabweans now fly abroad to neighbouring countries to
shop for basic supplies like bread, cooking oil, sugar and meat. The South
African grocery chain Pick 'n Pay is taking direct bulk orders by phone and
delivering the goods by air freight to the cities of Harare or Bulawayo.
Electricity service is down to 12 hours a day, more or less the same levels
found in Iraq. Clean water is so scarce that the poorest Zimbabweans have
resorted to pumping water by hand from remote wells. "People are pumping at
midnight, all hours of the day," says Eddy Cross, a businessman and member of
the Zimbabwean opposition group Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Recently
Cross ran into a young girl in Bulawayo. "All I do all day is hunting and
scavenging," she told him.
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