Friday, April 13, 2012

its getting colder in Zim

Dear Friends,

This week has been very busy for Team Nhaka as we work to make sure that we are ready to roll out the feeding program at the schools once schools reopen next month. Construction of a kitchen has started at one of the schools and the progress is exciting. The Team has been putting in long hours developing systems to make sure the feeding goes well and that the beneficiaries are carefully selected. As I write this the Team is out in Goromonzi conducting a training with the School Development Committee.

As we go ahead with this work we are really excited by what God is doing in all our lives as Team Nhaka and how we are drawing a lot of inspiration from our Lord Jesus. Servant leadership being modeled throughout the organization and this makes me very happy and in awe of God.

We are in the process of finalizing my travel itinerary to the US and UK in late May and I am looking forward to connecting with our friends and supporters of the work we are doing in Zimbabwe.

If you need to get in touch with me about this trip please do email me at copying

Until next time!


There are forty kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.-West African proverb

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter bunnies, chocolates and more....

Dear Friends,

The past week has been filled with fun and lots of opportunities to learn new things. Team Nhaka was involved in community consultation meetings, visiting schools and meeting with different community structures before the school closed for the holiday break. A major highlight of the week was a meeting we had at one of the schools. During discussions, Team Nhaka was negotiating for favorable operational and implementation agreements and the team had put together a strategy that it was hoping to sell to the community leaders. As deliberations moved forward most of the strategy points noted by Team Nhaka became irrelevant as the communities were taking their leadership roles very seriously leaving Nhaka Foundation with little to say but follow the proceedings. Community leaders had frank discussions about the situation of children in their communities and how they as leaders should rise up and defend the defence less children. We were in awe of the fact that this community actually knew the problems and issues affecting the vulnerable children and our opening up to them made them realize that the solution lay within them as opposed to us coming in with the answers!

Towards the end of the meeting one elderly woman stood up and said, " we want to thank Nhaka Foundation for coming to open up this important discussion on the welfare of our children. as mothers we burn inside because traditionally we have not been allowed to speak, but today we found our voices and this community is never going to be the same again!" Very heart warming and exciting stuff to hear. A follow up meeting with this particular community is scheduled for the end of this month.

We are also very excited that Nhaka Foundation got featured on the Kabissa Network this week. View our profile on

It is that time of the year again when we celebrate Easter. As we reflect on how our Lord Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, I would urge us all to look at the less privileged members of our societies and think of how we can be of assistance and relief to them. I am proud to having been saved through the compassion and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Attend church this Sunday, partake of the Holy Communion and fellowship with other believers in joy and celebration of the fact that Jesus died for our sins and our ultimate redemption.

Friends, have a blessed holiday weekend and remember, Jesus died for you and me!



"When we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts His peace in our hearts."