We work hard at what we do, we put in long hours, we do the extra miles to find special places and to really know our products, and keep our field knowledge at the highest levels in the business, and we take the time to build excellent relationships with our suppliers in order to get the best deals for our clients. And the main reason we do it is to give away the fruits of our success.
The two things that make us happy the most are happy clients and good feedback, and seeing the fruits of our donations. Many of them are hard to see - we don't really see the effect of giving to Malaria No More, Water Aid, or the Rhino Trust, though we do get much satisfaction from their updates and reports of positive news - but when we get to see tangible results, we are beaming.
Today I got some photos and videos from the kindergarten at Ishinde in rural Tanzania, where we contribute to the annual running costs. The project is amazing; a few determined, smart,local lads set up a foundation and decided to provide education for the pre-schoolers of their village. They raised money, built the school bit by bit, made helpful friends along the way, and now have 80 pre-schoolers attending the kindergarten. Education is the future, we believe at least, and many of our projects involve education of one sort or another. And who wouldn't smile at happy, well-fed, kiddies learning in a fun environment.
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