The Zimbabwe Farm Project started
when my father died in August 2015.

 

Though I had grown up in Africa and my formative years were spent in Nigeria and Tanzania, I had never visited Zimbabwe where he lived for 40 years. He had become a renowned figure in a suburb of Harare named Christon Bank Township, which is in the farming community of Mazowe 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of the capital Harare.

During his years there he lived a solitary existence, farming parts of the property, and often allowing young children walking home from school to pick fruit from his mango, avocado, papaya, orange, and lemon trees. In addition to these fruits, my father grew sunflower seeds and even harvested pecan and macadamia nuts. He was especially admired because well into his 70’s he farmed about two acres of his land by hand without assistance. His crops consisted of sugar beans, maize, peanuts, and other vegetables which he sold to the locals.

Dad in Zimbabwe on his Farm.jpg
 

When I inherited the property after his death I decided to convert the entire property into a working farm.

I paid local men to raze all of the structures on the property, including his house, the servants house, grain shed, and other make shift buildings. As Zimbabwe is economically depressed as a result of its successive currency failures, many of the jobs which would have been accomplished with machinery such as jack hammers and bulldozer, was completed by hand with metal poles and hammers. It took the men less than a week to demolish all of the buildings. 

It took another two weeks for them to remove the rubble thus preparing the property to be farmed. I returned to the States but left the property in the hands of a foreman with a list of tasks which needed to be completed before my return in three months. 

 

The Zimbabwe Farm Project was started as a way to tangibly sow into the lives of others...

...By providing employment, supporting education, and helping the next generation realize their potential by witnessing the value of giving. Unemployment in this community is about 95% as there are not enough working farms to employ a population which subsists on farming and other trades associated with running these farms. Today, our efforts may seem small from a Western perspective, especially when compared to other larger and more expansive organizations, but to quote Mark F. LaMoure, "Everything big, once started little......"

 
 
 

We hope to fund these efforts through
an upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

If you would like to support this cause, please choose one of the options below.

 

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i want to show my appreciation to those that contribute with a few incentives. 

As some may know, the creator of this initiative is none other than the internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, author, writer and founder of the globally-renowned Nahmias Cipher Report news media site—Ayanna Nahmias. Recently she has begun offering her writing services in order to allow individuals and companies to create and showcase better content. She has written for well-known publications including The Huffington Post, The National Monitor, The Forward, The American SpectatorRadio Netherlands Worldwide (NPR), and BlogTalkRadio.com.

As a part of her efforts to garner support, she is offering her services free of charge to those that generously contribute. 

 

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ZIMBABWE FARM GALLERY