Dear Family and Friends,

On the eve of Christmas I look at my mailing list with deep humility when I see where you are and know that month after month, year after year you are there, reading my Letters From Zimbabwe, a country never forgotten, always in your hearts. I have walked a hard road these past 23 years living in harder and harder circumstances, telling the stories of corruption, greed, pain, trauma, suffering and immeasurable loss but always, I try and look for hope and beauty in our Zimbabwe. It would have been easy to look away, to pretend, to live in a bubble, but then how would I be able to know, in my heart, that I did what I could to speak out for my country when she needed me most, to tell our story?

On my mailing list, you live in these 63 countries, and I thank you all:

Alaska, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, DR Congo, Denmark, Dubai, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Malaysia,  Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Taiwan, Thailand,  Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Also read: Christmas in Zimbabwe 2022 

I am overwhelmed by all of you, for your emails, your comments and compassion, your donations and your support of my books, calendars and evocative Photo-books. If you are reading my Letters From Zimbabwe in a country not on this list please do let me know!

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I hope you have enjoyed the 12 photographs and stories I have shared with you on social media and on my website during December 2022 – images and anecdotes from our wild and beautiful places to reignite your love for our country and hope for her future. Never give up hope!

There is no charge for this Letter From Zimbabwe but if you would like to donate please visit my website. Until next time ‘Ndini shamwari yenyu’ (I am your friend).

Copyright © Cathy Buckle

Christmas sunset over Zimbabwe to 63 countries – Moneyweb