Ndebele Art Project is a 501.c.3 US charity formed to address the urgent needs of the Jabulani villagers and their families living outside of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Africa.
We serve village families through humanitarian relief efforts and community development. Initially one of the most successful democracies in Africa, in 2000 began a Zimbabwe rapid decline toward economic and social meltdown.
Zimbabwe has suffered massive food shortages since 2002, due to the country’s ongoing economic crisis. Small farms failed and the commercial farming industry collapsed. Families in Zimbabwe rely on rations of food aid to survive. Nearly half the population — about 5 million people — is in need of food aid.
Children have suffered as a result, particularly the poor and those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS. Nearly one out of three children are malnourished. Acute child malnutrition in parts of the country has increased in recent years. In addition, many Zimbabwean children lack access to basic education, health care and daily essentials for survival.
The spread of disease continue to threaten the lives and well-being of rural Zimbabweans. Basic sanitation services and the health care system have collapsed. A growing number of children and families have had to face infectious diseases such as HIV and AIDS, cholera, measles, malaria and typhoid in recent years.
It is our hope and prayer that you will join us in 'carving a brighter future' in the Jabulani Village.
Ndebele Art Project Board of Directors 2015-16
President & Nutritional Health Specialist, Wendy Puchalski
Vice President, Jennifer Kemper
Secretary, Kathy Green
Treasurer, Diane Moss
Legal Adviser, Mary Ann Soden
Member at large, Sandy Orrill
Zimbabwe Art Project Liaisons, Sydney Ncube
NAP Photographer: Todd Puchalski
Webmaster & Newsletter Editor: Wendy Puchalski
Mailing address 1835 Newport Blvd A 109-150 Costa Mesa CA 92627
Heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to Sydney Ncube and his wife Kelly who are actively serving the villagers as Zimbabwe Art Project liaisons. Their service, like all NAP Board members, is volunteered. Mr. Ncube recently retired from twenty five years of service at the US Embassy in Harrare.
ZAP Trust Members: Lister Nkomo, Sydney Ncube, Prince Sibanda
Pamusha Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe NAP Headquarters in Africa Hosts David and Susan Makanza