I get asked this every so often when I have a market stall. Usually by someone who has their arms across their chest and who has been staring at the monkeys for a couple of minutes. I’m not sure if they are disappointed that the monkeys didn’t come to life, or start a little dance
The other day a Facebook memory from 9 years ago popped up on my computer screen. “Veronica isn’t coping with the poverty.” Just one short status I wrote very soon after arriving in Cambodia. Then yesterday another Facebook memory popped up, this time from 8 years ago. It’s a photo of me digging through a
Yesterday I popped in to visit a mechanic who helped me with my ute earlier in the year. As soon as he’s heard about the social enterprise I have, he immediately ordered monkeys to hand out as THANK YOU gifts to his customers. So I was back again to deliver some more monkeys and very much in that head space of just ticking off errands.
Some of you might remember that last year I started a campaign called #5b4christmas. Like most of the things that I do it was a spontaneous attempt at making a difference in the ethical production world. This is how the Christmas Monkeys came about. I come across so many small social enterprises that have beautifully