Show you something what we as Vimeographers can do during our holidays: make a commercial for people who can't afford it and put it on Vimeo and YouTube! Can't tell you how satisfying this is to do and how happy and thankful they are!
SWAZI SECRETS is the range of natural oils and associated cosmetics produced by Swazi Indigenous Products, a community owned, not for profit Company set up to empower rural Swaziland women. The products are based on oil produced from the kernels of the marula, the King of African trees.
We visited as tourists the factory (March 2008) and offered the kind management a song and a commercial web clip. We worked it out and he brought us (with a 4wd into the bush in the far east of Swaziland to these very very poor but happy and so nice dressed rural woman) They get some Swazi $$ for picking and delivering the crushed nuts. I learned them this song. (Originally it is the Amarula song! Search Youtube on -AMARULA SONG- to see my 3 clips which I made in Namibia with kitchen personel singing it ) .
Some mailrespons from John Pearce he is the Executive Director. He sees his role as developing the Company and its product range before handing over to Swazi management.
Hi Jan, It was really inspiring to meet with you yesterday and my mind has been buzzing with it since – thinking how we can get it used without even paying for TV advertising, ie getting the King to sing it at some events, that sort of thing.
-------------------- After seeing the clip:
Very, very many thanks - it's great. Everyone in the office is thrilled - we'll get it out to KaShoba for the women to see as soon as we can. We'll now set about getting links to it from our own and the various other Swazi Secrets websites. Many thanks also for the promo work on our behalf. The word is spreading......
I had to go to see the Queen Mother (in the Palace of King Mswati III) so took along the video to show her - she was delighted with it so you can add royalty to your list of plaudits. Things are going very well here, especially with export sales.
Very best regards
I heard a Swazi Secret
I learned it from the trees
How nature has the answers
And we discovered these
There’s lots of Swazi Secrets
Marula is the best
So give your skin a real treat
And put it to the test