Your tax deductible donation directly supports the empowerment of a disadvantaged community in rural South-East Zimbabwe and helps to alleviate their extreme poverty. Knit for Life is endorsed as a tax deductible gift recipient.
Your generous donation will assist Knit for Life with the immediate purchases of the following:
- $16 purchases a 1kg cone of yarn.
- $96 buys a bicycle for a knitter to be able to cycle to the centres where they collect yarn and knit together.
- $5000 will fund a bore hole to provide access to clean water for our knitters.
- $15 000 will pay for a permanent knitting and training centre.
Your donation allows for the continuation of Knit for Life to provide sustainable income for 100 women in rural Zimbabwe through hand knitting of Australian designed products using naturally grown Zimbabwean eco cotton. You can read more about the knitters here.
With your support, Knit for Life will be able to train, empower and provide sustainable income to an increasing number of women desperately in need. To achieve this we need to increase our market base in Australia, as well as overseas and find generous donors who can help us achieve our goals.
With your generous donation we can work towards fulfilling Knit for Life’s project needs:
- Purchase a large quantity of yarn to secure a sustainable supply.
- Build a dry and secure storeroom to store up to a ton of yarn.
- Purchase a motorbike to assist our local manager in travelling around the community to deliver yarn and collect finished products. The knitters live within a 30 kilometre radius of each other. Transport is very difficult and buses are infrequent and often break down. Knitters often need to walk long distances to collect yarn and deliver finished products. Bicycles and a motorbike would assist with transport problems.
- Sink a borehole to provide clean accessible water for our knitters and their families.
- Build a knitting and training centre.
To volunteer your time we would love to hear from you. If you are able to volunteer your time to work at our market stalls or assist us in organising and running a fundraiser, please contact us.
Many thanks again and with much gratitude,
The Knit for Life team.