Every year, we sent thousands of vocational books, English language learning books, technical guides and how-to guides to all of the 25 countries we supported.
Each of these books will have a direct impact on the people who read them by helping them gain new language and practical skills.
Books are seeds of change
In Zimbabwe’s impoverished Gwanda region, a group of women are using books to take control of their futures. They joined a study circle set up by Edward Ndlovu Memorial Library and read widely – about how to make a living, about their rights and about health.
Together, they decided to set up a community garden which would enable them to sell vegetables and fight the poverty which has held their communities back. Today, for the first time, they feel in control of their families’ futures: