A YOUNG PIONEER
LOVED BY EVERYBODY
The main products for the international market are rosella blossoms and chili
peppers. As farm work in Africa is mostly done by women Shamiso set up
women farmer groups that generate significant income from the cash crops.
This income is used to provide basic needs, especially education for children.
Her work has changed the life of some 1.500 farming families and generated
opportunities for some additional 500 people who make an income with certified
wild collections for example of papaya leaves or baobab fruits.
Shamiso is driven by her mission to restore dignity to the earth as well as to the people and communities. The farmers have nothing but their land, their hands and hoes. Thanks to organic methods , the yields of the small fields were greatly improved. Cultivating rosella blossoms is cumbersome, but financially rewarding thanks to premium market opportunities for organic and fair trade quality. To achieve her ambitious goals Shamiso has to be focused, disciplined and sometimes strict. Yet all of the people working with her get highly motivated and she is loved by everybody.
Working tireless in her projects Shamiso still finds time to fundraise and
coordinate a small center for HIV orphans in the slums of Harare. About
30 children benefit from the great spirit, joy and loving care of Shamiso and
the various foster parents.
In her country, Shamiso is lovingly called “Miss Fair Trade Zimbabwe” but even
more her work and dedication is a role model for the younger generation on
the entire African continent.