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Zimbabwe Artist Project

Date : 2010-02-15 02:12:47

DescriptionZimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP) celebrates the artistry and accomplishments of women from rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. Through education, sale of their art in the U.S., and special projects, ZAP helps women become economically self-sufficient. Women of Weya are subsistence farmers, mothers, and householders as well as artists. Most women live on their own, providing for families. Some are widowed, others are single heads of households, since throughout Zimbabwe, men leave the rural areas to seek work in cities. Women's income from agriculture is unpredictable and limited. Sales of their art helps women afford food, clothing, school fees, medicines, transport, seeds and fertilizer. Since the market for Weya art in Zimbabwe is extremely limited, sales in the U.S. are critical. In addition, ZAP pays more than twice as much per piece as any other buyer, delivering cash at the time of purchase.

Street Address107 SE Washington Street


CountryUnited States of America

Name of InstitutionZimbabwe Artist Project

Phone(1 503) 232 7057



Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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