The founders of Kusimbisa Trust have donated significant amounts of time, money and equity through their various businesses because they’ve driven to address the needs of underprivileged Zimbabwean women and children. Uplifting the less fortunate in a way that’s "giving them a hand up, instead of a handout." The goal is sustainability.We’re all familiar with theold adage saying “…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.
With this concept in mind, the Trust wishes to identify community based projects driven by both youth and women while interacting with them as an added value partner.
The Trust will provide initial finance capital to kick-start the projects and once they are making a profit it will distribute the funds to the beneficiaries; the underage and underprivileged indigenous Zimbabwean children/woman. The projects need to be practical and relevant to provide economic prosperity to the marginalized and disadvantaged récipients while bringing long-term development to communities .
To accomplish this, we have identified a method and business model where: Projects are located to provide microfinance/small loans to women and children who ordinarily find it impossible to access working capital. These loans will assist them in their start-up of “small cottage industry” type businesses. The trust will partake in a maximum 50% profit business venture. These profits will be used to reinvest in similar projects allowing the financing model to grow and sustain itself. In addition, the profits will also be used by the Trust to make donations of food supplies and educational materials where situations are extremely dire and the beneficiaries are in a position of immediate need.
It is the strategic intent of the founders to continue to protect, serve and add value to the capital of Kusimbisa Trust; ensuring the greatest impact is met for the community, and it’s projects. That every child and woman involved in this mission are the sole beneficiaries of what we’re trying to accomplish.