A Sydney child psycho-therapist Bernard Macleod visited a remote village in Northern Zimbabwe and came across a breath-taking story of a local leader who had quietly inspired his colleagues to action in the face of a classic African crisis. The challenge - the lives of thousands of children were threatened by starvation and disease. Their material resources were thin. The leader was simply known by the quaintly formal name of Mr Savah. A dilapidated ‘Beer Hall’ was found. It became the Centre of a phenomenal set of activities of food production, support for the disabled, distribution of drugs and food, a classroom for kids, and even a place for chickens to shelter in the cold weather. Getting a local Rotary club involved, Macleod decided to mobilise support for this Zimbabwean village from among his friends in his own home town.