Gogo Olive Crafts
Hidden in the backwoods of Zimbabwe, some 25 valiant women are seeking to restore some normality to their families as they creatively manufacture the most delightful soft toys for export. I came across this excellent project through a business group’s website. One of the challenges Gogo Olive faced was in the development of a professional website to handle the marketing of their products internationally. The same day that I read about this need, I was attending a business-centre networking event. One of the other home-based business folk attending the session was a graphics man and web designer of some distinction. You can imagine what happened.
As I was talking with this highly professional graphics friend, he hinted that he would like to consider doing some pro-bono project work for charities. Amazing that he should be thinking along these lines just when this Gogo Olive opportunity came to light. In the following weeks, emails flew between the three of us and some progress took place.
A further link was with Global Hand in Hong Kong. This non-profit has an excellent marketing website for such grass-roots crafts. Recently, GogoOlive provided the mini-craft sample for the Seasonal Greetings card sent around the world by Global Hand to all their partners and associates. www.globalhand.org
Check out the reshaped Gogo Olive website. It is wonderful what is being achieved by this active group.
Watch this space for further developments…..