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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help set up a small business for an honest, hardworking family man in Zimbabwe made redundant by the present financial crisis.

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No matter what you're trying to accomplish, I've always thought you can do it best with shared thinking. When you face a difficult challenge or troublesome problem, then inviting others to share their ideas is definitely the best course of action. So here it is.....

I need the help of some good thinkers. People who can add value and donate not only money, but also ideas and expertise.

By mid 2018 a young man had used every penny he had earned to support his family and send them to school. He felt excited that they were getting an education, which had always been his driving goal. As a youngster he and his brother walked many miles each way to school in order to start his education. He had left home for good, to find a better life and support himself early in life working at gardening and chores for other people. He married and had children and seemed to be coping financially. He had a job at a fine educational establishment and was valued. His desire to let his own children continue their education drove him to work hard and achieve this goal. He wanted to do a great job to help his family.

Have you ever known anything more beautiful than that goal?

However, his hopes for his children's education have recently been dashed. Even though he had displayed honesty and loyalty to the establishment where he worked, they decided to employ a company, as it was now financially cheaper. By all accounts he had excelled in his job, but his place of work has now turned him away.

So what is the next step? If you cannot offer money or position, then do you have ideas for what he could do in a county that has over 90% of its workforce out of work. He can drive, but has no car. Ride a motor-bike, but has no vehicle. There are no jobs despite excellent references. He has certificates in gardening, housework, basic electrics from the polytechnic. He can read and write well. Hard, hard work has never been a problem for him.

What counts really in anyone's life is service. I believe it's the best measure of success. Alex has always gone above and beyond to do more than what is required. I would ask that you try to give a little of whatever you can to help him keep his family together and following their dreams. You can make a difference. When you make a contribution to others, you really begin to live. Please help this family, even though all you can receive in return is thanks and the knowledge that his children will have a better quality of life.

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    2 months ago

    FLASH NEWS!! Day 5 of the fund raising. THE BOTTOM LINE ON THE BOTTOM LINE! We are now on 830 pounds. Marvellous! We were aiming to raise 1000 for that the project of starting a small business. We are well ahead of our forecasts and keeping our eye on the goal. Ideas for money raised so far to help the family have been from dropping a borehole or purchasing a delivery scooter. We aren't far from achieving results as estimates for both projects are close. We can't do this alone, so please share our goal and get others involved THANK YOU so much

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Page last updated on: 7/25/2018 12:11 PM



  • Lauren and Adam Teather

    Lauren and Adam Teather

    Jul 13, 2018

    Bless you Mags for helping Alex! What a beautiful person he is, wonderful father and hard worker, his gorgeous smile says it all.


  • Jane


    Jul 12, 2018

    Hope Alex gets something going from Jane


  • Ian


    Jul 8, 2018

    Keep up the good work Mags!

  • Shilpa Jolly

    Shilpa Jolly

    Jul 2, 2018

    Thank you for allowing us to contribute towards this brilliant cause!


  • Laura Midgley

    Laura Midgley

    Jun 30, 2018

    Great cause Mags xxx

  • Sonja Francis

    Sonja Francis

    Jun 30, 2018

    Thanks for caring!


  • Carla


    Jun 29, 2018

    I hope Alex can find the perfect job to support his family in these tough times.


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