President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe faces mounting pressure, and we talk with an organization aiming to hold corporations accountable to environmentally friendly business practices. Also, on this edition of Global Notes, we talk to Estonian fiddler and vocalist Maarja Nuut.
We discuss the ongoing Guatemalan elections, and Milos Stehlik fill recaps his week at the Telluride film festival. Also, we talk to Japanese calligraphy artist Seiran Chiba, and biographer Banning Eyre, teaches us about Thomas Mapfumo.
We discuss how the Taliban and mistrust of the West have contributed to an increase of treatable diseases like polio in Pakistan. And, we check in with a group that helps support child headed households in Zimbabwe through social enterprise projects.
Vanavevhu helps support child-headed households in Zimbabwe. The organization runs a candle-making, beekeeping, and organic gardening program. The social enterprise projects help to provide food, healthcare, education and training to the families of child headed households. Elizabeth Mhangami, founder and executive director of Vanavevhu gives us an update on the work they’re doing in Zimbabwe.