supports AIDS orphans and their caregivers in rural Zimbabwe by helping the ladies establish self-sustaining projects (community gardens, basket weaving, sewing) and supporting child-headed households.
super-small, which means they can operate in Zim (and have been for over 10 years). They send over 3000 kids to school through basket sales, and support hundreds of child-headed households through direct donations. Plus, the Grannies' projects are now fully self-governing, self-running, profitable projects- which has shifted local power in many of these villages, more into the hands of these ladies, who had been relatively voiceless. the kids under the Zienzele umbrella form clubs where they meet and talk and support each other, and once a year there is a big gathering where all the zienzele kids come together for workshops on lots of great things: from 'guard your body' type things, to how to talk freely about how you feel, ways to physically express feelings in a way that maybe helps work through them, to reproductive health, to how to articulate hopes for yourself, things like this. and of course, they hang out and get to see that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and have fun. because they are kids.
(The Black Stallion is the most beautiful film ever made)
Ladies, the call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE.
Lobster Boy: the bizarre life and brutal death of Grady Stiles, Jr
@February Revolution sweet jesus i miss that show.
the santa-in-the-air-vents thing is true.
@annierebekah like, say, at Altan Sekerleme?
two words: Idris Elba.
Dervish House is greatgreatgreat beyond great.