The African Bush Camps Foundation are delighted to announce their newly formed partnership with Pam Goosen and Mawabeni Designs. The first round of new products, using the Vukani Projects recycled beads, are now ready for sale. Vukani is an Ndebele word meaning “to get up and do it for yourself”. The Vukani project is made up of a group of 14 men and women who are unemployed and have teamed up to engage in self-help income generating projects. The group is based in the village of Dete, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. They started with an organic gardening project and now also make beads using recycled paper, fashioning jewelry into beautiful bracelets, earrings and necklaces. The money raised is used to help disadvantaged people in the group such as the widows and orphans who are under the care of the members. Besides focusing on the welfare of its members, the group has initiated a programme to take care of 2 widows, 14 orphans and 4 disabled persons under the care of the group.