Past Posts from ‘Woodsmoke of Africa’
Project Isuga does this by selling beautiful handmade scarves. For every scarf that is purchased, Project Isuga donates one school lunch to one aids orphan in South Africa.
We believe that business can be used to solve many problems in the world because of the sustainable model it creates. A business that incorporates giving into what it does can truly change the world. We aim to do this through Project Isuga.
Chisa Nyama is the Zulu word to braai (bbq). On September 24 South African will be braaiing across the world to celebrate the great culture of South Africa. No matter race, color, social situation, we will all be joining tongs and braaiing to celebrate the culture of South Africa.
If you plan to invite friends round for a braai on Heritage Day (Friday, September 24, but Saturday will also do, or both), send us your address by filling in the form here, and we’ll send you an apron like the one our colleague Vuyo Vezi is modelling on the right.
Chisa Nyama was inspired by Jan Scannell at braai4heritage.co.za and his patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who explains it all in this video:
Johnny Clegg wrote this song on behalf of Nelson Mandela and it is truly beautiful. You can feel the spirit of Africa in it!
Last night we had a great Woodsmoke Evening for the Siena Park apartment residents. It turned out to be a beautiful evening here in DC once again. The Diemersfontein Pinotage & Degrendal Rose were the huge hits of the evening. To purchase some of the great wine that was enjoyed last night go HERE. Here are some photos from last night, thanks for coming!
We have some awesome new fall scarves in. To purchase go HERE. Check them out here:
Earlier this year we had a goal to sell 258 scarves in 2 months to help to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s sons, Christopher. With your help we far exceeded this goal and gave Christopher the chance to go to school for one year. Unfortunately, I could not make it to Kenya to hand over the money to Miriam because of extremely high airline prices. We were able to get her the money through some very good friends that live in Kenya though. Miriam was ecstatic to say the least.
Education is the ultimate gift that you can give in Africa. Families struggle to afford the high cost of education in Kenya and receive very little government subsidy. Education gives hope for a brighter future. Without an education there is very little chance to succeed in life especially when jobs are not as prevalent as they are in the US. THANK YOU so much for helping change the life of this family in Africa.
Our new goal kicks off today and that is to educate Dorothy, Miriam’s second child for a year. Our goal is to sell 258 scarves by the end of August to educate Dorothy for a year. Purchase a scarf HERE and help to change the life of a family in Africa.
Sean, Founder Woodsmoke