05 Aug Annie Africa
Sapmok supports powerful women behind the scenes who dedicate their lives to sustainable change. We have chosen these Goddesses Of Today to celebrate Women’s Day and all our goddess’ magnificent achievements. Annie Africa is our second Goddess from this series. She is an amazing guide, founder of Our Horn Is Not Medicine, and in charge of The Richard Khosa Scholarship. You will learn a little more about her by reading her answers below.
1. What inspired you to do what you do?
2. What is it like to raise a family in the bush?
3. What is the biggest challenges in raising money for conservation?
Raising funding is tough because it is always changing. Something that was trendy last month suddenly leaves people numb the next month. I was also quite surprised by the competitiveness of the fund-raising world, but I have found a few organisations and business that all work well together. We can’t all be the best so let’s be the best together.
4. What is the most enlightening thing your journey has taught you?
5. What is your honest opinion about your Sapmoks?
My Leonis Sapmok’s have been on my feet for a solid 4.5 years now. No joke. They are the only closed shoes I wear. I have guided in them, tracked lions in them through wet grass, travelled the world for 6 months with them and I just walked 4 night a primitive trail in pafuri with them – (sonder sokkies). Wether I am in the bush or wearing a pretty dress they are my everyday everywhere shoes. I LOOOOOVE my Leonis.
If you enjoyed this interview, stay tuned for the other Goddesses Of Today posts!
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Written and interviewed by Annabelle Cloete