Alecia is a Rastafarian from birth. Born of a Rasta father, she grew with her extended family in these very hills. Here, grandma taught her the ways of life that have always been. Making juices from fruit, oil from coconuts and learning the value of all that surrounds you. She followed her grandpa into the hills of their farm and learned firsthand the art of how to plant and how to grow. She is the next generation; a keeper of the wisdom and consciousness that has been handed down through the ages.
Mark was the son of naval pilot and grew up a child of the world. His exposure to life in Africa at a young age was an experience that would mold his life and leave a lifelong question in his mind; what was life like when people lived in harmony with nature? Mark’s success at Chicago Mercantile Exchange allowed him to begin the quest to answer his lifelong question.
Upon meeting Lisa, they joined together to raise a family, and build a life at one with nature. Zimbali Retreats is the end result of years of dedication and love. Come and experience the peace and tranquility that only being close to nature can bring. Immersed in the silence of the mountains or lulled by the sound of the sea; sleep like you’ve never slept, feel like you’ve never felt as your mind slows and you begin to hear. Allow our family to take you back in time and share with you a way of life that has always existed; Harmony with nature.
It takes a whole village to raise a child”
Zimbali Retreats is a gateway into a beautiful and ancient way of life. E.A.C.H seeks to provide an avenue by which caring people of all cultures can open their hearts and share with each other the blessing of giving hope to all children and our collective future.
In rural village life, finding the extra money needed to provide a child with a consistent education is not easy. Even in loving communities, children are left behind as everyone is fighting the same battle and there is little left to give. The impact on the child is a story of inconsistency, lack of confidence and falling behind, until eventually there is just no way to catch up.
E.A.C.H is constantly striving to provide the little things in children’s lives that can mean so much; Whether taxi fare and lunch money or books and correct shoes and uniforms for school, these “little things” can be the difference between attending school or not. Even small presents on Christmas and a little surprise on your birthday are treats that give the children the feeling that their community is a caring place.
A small donation can go a very long way; please ask about these programs and how you can help J Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and you can specify how you would like your donation applied. Better yet, come and meet the people and the children. Spend time with them and share with them yourselves.
Suggested Donation Items: Books & book bags, Clothes, Shoes, Pencils & pens, Notebooks, Art materials, Money & Computers (new or used)
E.A.C.H also has larger programs in the works:
I promise it will be an experience you will never forget.
With gratitude and Blessed Love to all,