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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Recycled Paper Crafts in Zimbabwe

Tashanda attended its first New York City street festival a month or so ago. Since we don't have a retail store this is one of the ways in which we market our products and we meet some interesting people along the way. One of these people is a woman named Janice Ashby, who is investing a great deal of time and effort in Zimbabwe after stumbling across well made paper products in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe several years ago. She has sent machinery and equipment to Zimbabwe and now there is a thriving paper making production facility in one of the high density suburbs. Local women and men have found employment and an opportunity to earn money from themselves.

Zimbabwean Author Peter Godwin reads from his new memoir at a New York City fundraiser for Eco Africa Social Ventures.

Last night I attended a New York city fundraiser for the non-profit arm of Janice's business which is known as Eco Africa Social Ventures. It was very well organized and there were some very interesting people in attendance, all of them there to support Zimbabwe. It was touching and moving to know that so many people cared. Tashanda has added their recycled paper products to the website on this link - Eco Africa Sample paper products by Eco Africa recycled paper being sold by Tashanda