Angels Making A Difference With ZKW 100 ($10) /Month

Every month our donor Alexis commits Zkw100 ($10) to support our work in Zambia. As little as it may seem, this money goes a long way in helping changing he lives of children. For instance just the past 4 months, Alexis has been able to help 3 children go back to school while we continue to look for additional donors.

Please click here to read this amazing report on how your donation of Zkw 100 ($10)month can make a difference.

The Pride OF Hard Work

Twice a week, I join my women friends to walk about 200 meters to our local community garden where we spend our valuable time. We not only work on the farms, but we interact and share stories of love joy and learning. Last week, one of my friends shared a story how her grandchild finally made his first baby step- a proud grandmother of 4. It’s these movements that we cherish despite all the hardship we face. These communal gatherings at the local farms brings us together and help us embrace our traditions and love. We also learn a lot from each other.

The most important aspect is what we hope to get out of these community gardens. At our group, we are very positive that this vegetable garden season will produce beans, cabbages, rape, tomatoes and cowpeas. I know for sure we will support our families with food on the table and will be able to sale some of these produces. Nsugeni Community Based Organization is doing a great job helping us engage in these activities as it helps us improve our health and increase our food production.

Women Group at Tubombe Preparing field for Vegetable Garden

Women Group at Tubombe Preparing field for Vegetable Garden

Progress Made Through Backyard Gardens

By Teresa Bwalya, Director Nsugeni Community Based Organization

Every day is a challenge for most of our families in rural Kabwe. We wake up and not knowing where the next meal will come from. Income is erratic as there is no formal employment or informal source of income other than sporadic income activities scattered around with family’s members. When communities and donors tell us whether it’s true that we survive on $1 per day, I used to think that was the most shocking mockery of all time. But it’s the truth.

Working and being part of Nsugeni Community Based Organization is a life changing moment for me. I’m responsible for education programme supporting young children, particularly young girls in school and working with Parents Teachers Associations. Recently I have also been assigned a tusk to identify and work with women families that are struggling to put food on the table by helping them engage in “small backyard vegetable gardens” during the lean season when vegetables are prime source of food and income. Our goal for 2017, with support from a faith based organization in the USA called Global Health, we are aiming to reach out to 50 families either as individuals or communal groups with a goal to contribute in food production at community, household and national level.

Nsugeni CBO is providing inputs such as seeds, hoes, trainings and access to basic information on markets so that some value is added to the produce that the families grow. Selection of these families will be based on vulnerability, orphans at household level and ability to work on the small back yard gardens. Our target is that out of the 50 families, we anticipate to reach 300 individual beneficiaries by the end of the project. If you would like to join our movement to help support these families, please visit our website on www.nsugenicbo.org or send us an email at nsugenicbo@gmail.com . For a donation of ZKW270 ($30) you can make a difference