Last month, I spent 2 weeks in South Africa with an organization called Zimele to see first hand the amazing work that they do in rural areas in the KwaZulu-Natal region. I'm honored to be helping Zimele USA plan their 3rd annual gala this year on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ.
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Zimele confronts the root causes of poverty by removing the barriers to self-sufficiency for women in the impoverished and often AIDS-stricken communities of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Zimele spearheads programs to provide economic, educational and social resources such as financial management, job skills and life-skills classes. These resources empower women to become small-scale entrepreneurs who sustain independent livelihoods that not only benefit their families, but also their communities. With the firm belief that true community development begins from inside an individual, Zimele has enabled over 5,000 women to realize their hopes of becoming caterers, computer teachers, craft-makers, farmers and community leaders through an extensive support network. These Zulu women have inspired other women, men and children to break historical cycles of poverty and dependence on charity to take ownership of their own futures. For more information, please visit www.zimelecommunity.org.