Jesus Christ taught us in Matthew 24:40 “I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”
The founders and patrons of Kusimbisa Trust mission is to donate significant amounts of their time, money and talents in order to address the needs of Zimbabwean widows and orphan children. The vision is to uplift from the shackles of poverty the less fortunate and vulnerable in a way that’s “giving them a hand up, instead of a handout.” The goal is sustainability. We’re all familiar with the old adage “ it better to teach a man to fish, rather than give a man a fish” but how can anyone become a fisherman when there’s no fish or pond to begin with? We believe the first step is to learn how to build the fish pond and equip them with training and resources.
With this concept in mind, the Trust wishes to identify local community based projects to fund that are driven by both youth and women while interacting with them as an added value partner.
The Trust will provide initial finance and capital to kick-start the project and once they are able to become sustainable and self sufficient and perhaps ultimately making a profit the project could then as an end goal distribute the surplus profits to the beneficiaries; the underage and underprivileged Zimbabwean children and woman especially the widows and orphans. The projects need to be practical and relevant to provide education or skills that will lead to gainful employment and economic prosperity to the marginalized and disadvantaged récipients while bringing long-term development to the communities they are based in.
To accomplish this, we have identified a preferred method and business model where: Projects are selected where with the provision of funding the project can become a start-up with a potential profit centre ie. “small cottage industry” type businesses. The trust will request a 50% equity in the project so that it can be involved in its long term viability and continuity and 100% of the net profits from business venture must be used to reinvest in similar projects allowing the financing model to grow and sustain itself. In addition, the profits and additional funding will also be used by the Trust to make donations of food supplies, medicine, fresh water, solar electricity and educational materials where situations are extremely dire and the beneficiaries are in a position of immediate need.
We welcome any potential applicants to email us photos and proposals for us to consider on…