Plant and Music Lover’s Special

Please join us as three Ancient Ways Ensembles bring the uplifting music from Zimbabwe to start up spring beginning the first of May. All events are FREE of charge!
• Wednesday, May 1st 2:50-3:30 p.m. – Downtown Albany, OR, Carnegie Public Library – we’ll share rhythm games and songs on marimba with all ages of children and adults. Come expecting to play with us!
• Sunday, May 5th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 26th Annual Spring Garden Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9 4 p.m., on The Arts Center Plaza, 7th and Madison near Central Park in Corvallis, OR will find the Ancient Ways Ensembles playing tunes to the herbs and trees, bushes and bulbs, as dozens of vendors and information booths offer plants, and tips of the trade.
• Sunday, May 12th 12:30-2 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. – Mother’s Day Celebration ‘Art in the Garden’ is happening Saturday and Sunday May 11th and 12th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thyme Garden in Alsea OR, and Ancient Ways Ensembles will be bringing the sweet music from Zimbabwe to share in this plant lover’s paradise. Come enjoy all-day music, gift shopping from a variety of vendors and some fantastic food!ReTeks

Upcoming Marimba Concert and Fundraiser!

Please help us spread the word about the upcoming concert and fundraiser in Portland this next Saturday the 20th…by using facebook, email etc. you can make a serious contribution to our efforts to raise money for the rural school children in the Jangano project located in the Dewedzo Mountains of Zimbabwe:
• Eight bands, of both children and adults, will play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and Botswana for four hours! These are the marimba students of MyLinda King and we greatly appreciate this incredible support to pay tuition for these Jangano students. (School is not free in Zimbabwe!)
• Put on your dancing shoes and come to Portland Foursquare Church 2830 NE Flanders St. Portland, OR from 12-4:30 April 20th.
• Silent auction and raffle for some great goods and services as well incredible hand-crafts bought from the villagers in Zimbabwe who are recipients of Ancient Ways services!

Always feel free to write or call with questions. Please read more about the Jangano students at! Thank you!

Did you forget us this year?

Did you happen to forget Ancient Ways as 2012 drew to a close, and we all began the New Year with speed and intensity? Unfortunately, my email program is so basic, that I have to send this to everyone, whether or not you sent us a donation. Отопительные приборы

Thank you so much if you already responded to our annual letter in December! We appreciate it! We have several ongoing programs that are directly serving almost 3,000 people … that means a great deal of expenses which continue year round. For example in 2013:

• We have already spent a few thousand dollars to operate our preschool and feed approximately 70 children a hearty and nutritious meal every day. Your donation of $100 makes this happen for the whole year.
• We have already spent a few thousand dollars to operate the Health Center, which only costs $2 per person to provide services. A high-percentage of recipients are children. For example, a donation of $50 sponsors 25 people (20 or so are children) to receive medical care and health education at no cost. We are not providing x-rays, etc. but are interceding at a basic first aid level, which is unavailable free-of-charge anywhere in Zimbabwe.
• We are giving a couple hundred children afterschool/weekend/holiday programs as part of Girl Guides and a Boy Scouts type of program. This month is their month-long holiday from school, and they are able to attend a weekend campout, which is where we discover more about our individual children. For instance, we find that they need underwear, or that the teen girls need help with their monthly care, or other very personal details of their lives, for example discussing premarital sex and HIV. This is the place we can intervene. The entire year costs only $15 per child.
• We are making plans now to be able to build the next group of wells beginning when the rainy season has ended in May. A donation of only $250 builds an extended family a well which lasts for generations. This costs $5.21 per week. Your family name is painted on the well top.
• We have committed to sponsoring many children for school but can’t proceed without a donation from you. $100 is an average amount that helps keep a child in school who otherwise cannot pay their school tuition – attending school in Zimbabwe is not free!

These are only a few of the many services we offer in two regions in Zimbabwe. Did you forget to send in a donation this year to be part of this collaborative effort that makes a huge difference in so many people’s lives? It’s not just the recipient of the service themselves that is affected, but their entire family is impacted by what we are able to bring, because of your help. Can you find it in your budget?

Please consider what you might be able to do and call the office 877-TATENDA or 541-259-HOPE, or visit us on the web at Or, checks can be sent to PO Box 346 Scio OR 97374, made payable to Ancient Ways. Become a sustaining member with a regular bank draft or credit card donation – then we really know what to count on!

It all adds up and YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Always feel free to call me with questions, or go to

Thank you! Tatenda Chaizvo!