8th June, 2017

                                     Growing Onions- A New Direction for Source of Livelihoods

Small community farming is a difficult but worth our time and effort. It's a place where we spend time together, talk about our many challenges and come up with solutions on how we can improve our lives. What makes it even more fulfilling is the fact that we are a group of 18 women at Tusugeni Women Group beings supported by Nsugeni Community Based Organization in rural Kabwe. For our community garden we have decided to grow onions as the market for vegetables like rape, cabbage is full. Our research tells us that onions are easy to grow and has a good market. We hope to profit from this farming and raise some money for our children and meet some of the health costs that we want. Most importantly we can offer emotional support to ourselves and take care of our children as we can't afford to pay maids to look after them while at home.

The only challenge we have is the access to water. However, with support from Nsugeni Community Based Organization, we have been promised with shallow wells that we can use now to water our community gardens.

 

27th April, 2017

New Beginning – Small but Effective Vegetable Backyard Gardens

Nsugeni Community Based Organization is launching a sustainable livelihoods programmes to support vulnerable families during the lean season (when there is not enough food to plant in the regular farming season) for only $30 you can sponsor a backyard family.

 Objective:

  1. To contribute to the general production of food at community and household level

  2. To help improve nutritional status for children and elderly women who do not have  

Implementation:

The project identifies families who meet the minimum basic requirements such as (vulnerability, orphans support, elderly and poor or no source of income). We support from Nsugeni CBO, the families receive agriculture inputs, training and regular support visits to ensure the backyard gardens are working well- Access to water to irrigate the vegetable gardens is also a priority. Community Water Source Shallow wells will be provided.

Type of Gardens

Although we encourage communities to have their own ideas and choices about what vegetables to grow, this project will focus on families with limited space for a back yard vegetable garden, with a focus on crops that are easy to grow and expensive to buy such as: Potatoes that are more valued as a nutritious starchy food; Tomatoes, Beans for proteins and so forth. If you would like to sponsor a backyard garden for a family, please contact us and we will provide you details for the family and what type of vegetables they will grow. For only $30 you can sponsor a family to start a backyard garden and support the family .

 

Melvin at her newly prepared back yard vegetable garden

Melvin at her newly prepared back yard vegetable garden

13th April, 2017

Support Women Groups – A Strategic Initiative For Nsugeni Community Based Organization

James Milunga is one of the community directors at Nsugeni Community Based Organization. He’s role is intertwined between health care management and community education for the partners registered with the organization. For the month of April and May, James has a mammoth task to ensure that the community groups that are selected for the livelihoods enterprise programme meet the minimum standards. What are the minimum standards that James is looking for to recommend the group to Nsugeni CBOs support?

  1.  Is the group known in the community and does it brings together marginalized or vulnerable women/men members together to identify challenges and offer solutions to help

  2. How feasible is the enterprise initiative the group wants to embark on

  3. What plans do they have to help support family or community members

In the month of April, the committee at Nsugeni CBO approved an enterprise grant to Natubombe group and James had the liberty of communicating the approval and issue of the enterprise grant to the group

James Milunga, Director giving enterprise grant to Natobombe Women's group

James Milunga, Director giving enterprise grant to Natobombe Women's group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th March, 2017

Six Women Groups Identified for Micro Enterprise Programme

Nsugeni CBO has identified 6 Women Groups this month under it's economic empowerment programme. The Groups will work together to run innovative community enterprise programmes and agriculture work to help generate more income at community and family level for better health care and education for orphans and vulnerable children and most importantly building their own self esteem and pride as women despite the many challenges they face. But to do this, Nsugeni CBO needs your help. For more information on how you can donate and support our work, please send us an email at insugenicbo@gmail.com or go to our donation page on the website

 

 

  

 

 

 

In this video, the women are praising the work they do together in particular the women who come to visit them and offer support such as Nsugeni Community Based Organization (Nsugeni CBO)

19 th March, 2017           

Supporting Women Rights Through Women Support Groups- Makwati Women’s Group

Makwati Women’s Group is a place where a group of women interact and share their challenges, hopes and opportunities among themselves. Every Tuesday, members of the Makwati Women’s Group meet and help one another. Nsugeni Community Based Organization through its support from the Global Health in USA will provide continued support to this group to achieve three key areas:

  1. Provide knowledge on human rights, such as Gender Based Violence, Access and control of land for farming and most importantly, freedom of speech at household level and community.

  2. Provide a grant to the group to enable them continue with their Savings Loans Enterprise group business that will help members generate income and savings to support their family

  3. Provide Training to the group on how to continue running a business and achieve profit

                                          Makwati Women's Group

                                          Makwati Women's Group

 

CELEBRATING St.PATRICK'S DAY 17TH MARCH 2017

For many people in Zambia, we are not very family what Saint. Patrick’s Day is  and its history. So we did a bit of research and discovered that “Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. So why is it so special to us as a small emerging grassroots organization working with women in rural Zambia?

At Nsugeni CBO, we look at the green color of our vegetables on March 17th and feel that we need to be part of the celebrations that God has given us. People will have food on their table. We also recognize Irish Aid in Zambia for the work they do to promote Human Rights and the fight of HIV/AIDS particularly supporting children and women.

From all of us at Nsugeni CBO, we want to wish all Irish people and those celebrating with them, a Happy St. Patricks’ Day as many Christians will attend church, and Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol will be lifted for the day. That could be the reason the we see on TV noisy cultural celebrations with parades, green garb, dancing, traditional food and lots of partying

Thank you and Happy St. Patricks’ Day

Nsugeni Community Based Organization

www.nsugenicbo.org

 

Mother and her children from Mpima Women's Group picking green bean leaves. A symbol of joy on green on 17th March 2017

Mother and her children from Mpima Women's Group picking green bean leaves. A symbol of joy on green on 17th March 2017

 

Happy Women's Day !

Nsugeni Community Based Organization would like wish all women in Zambia and the world at large a fruitful International Women's Day (8 March) as we continue to  celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of us women in the past, present and future. At our organization we value the role that women play in society and that is why we promote the work of rural women in farming and also promote economic empowerment programmes like supporting small savings women loan groups; provide educational support to young adolescent girls.

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017

 

Nsugeni Community-Based Organization works to create sustainable and dignified livelihoods for women, educational opportunities for children, and a comprehensive support network for the vulnerable populations of rural Zambia. 

 
 
 

 "When we run together, we run far."  

Zambian proverb