Vulnerable children deserve stability
We want children to be secure in the knowledge that they will be supported through their entire schooling and on through tertiary education, if they have the ability.
Although we have sent over £1.25 million in grants to Zambia since 2006, we cannot do this alone. Crucially we don’t wish to create donor-dependency, which is why we partner with community-based organisations who also make a valuable contribution.
We encourage local partners to develop their own fundraising capacity and when appropriate seed fund income generating activities (IGAs) to help them move towards financial sustainability.
Chibolya memorial School – agriculture and bricks
In 2013 the community group behind Chibolya Memorial School, CEHO, set up maize and poultry businesses in the school’s 16 hectares of grounds. They now grow enough maize to provide mealie meal porridge for all of the pupil’s school meals.
An on-site block-making business will produce tiles and bricks for the schools development and will also be sold commercially in Mazabuka town. These small businesses are also creating much needed local employment.
Pending funding CEHO wish to set up a bakery, vegetable garden, fruit orchard and a youth skills training centre.
Maseele Widow’s Club – Tailoring
Seed-funding for the Maseele Widows Club’s tailoring business has enabled this group to extend their food and education support programme from 30 to 70 needy orphans.
MWC’s Treasurer, Pauline Chipako (right) is a skilled tailor who has trained other committee members to make school uniforms, scarves and blankets. There is huge good-will for the Widows in the Namwala area and local sales remain steady.