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Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers



Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project provides supplies to local grandmothers to give them comfort in their old age.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Every month Chikumbuso reaches out to 18 courageous women who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their grandchildren after their own children have died. In an effort to lighten their load grandmothers are visited by a caregiver each month and given a 25kg bag of mealiemeal, oil, candles, soap, salt, and charcoal. Each grandmother has also been provided with a fuel-efficient rocket stove.

How will this project solve this problem?

By receiving supplies monthly from Chikumbuso, these women who are no longer able to work, will be able to continue to provide for themselves as well as their grandchildren. Using the new stoves will also cut down on the amount of smoke in their houses, and cut down on the amount of time it takes for them to make their daily meal. A bonus is that the stoves are environmentally friendly and approved by the Zambian National Forest Agency, so they will assist in preserving Lusaka's natural beauty.

Potential Long Term Impact

Receiving supplies on a regular basis will relieve a significant amount of stress in the lives of these older women. The stoves will also lessen their workload because they are able to cook with just a handful of kindling that can be found around the compound.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,374
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,226
Total Funding Goal: $4,600


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Project Leader

Linda Wilkinson

Ng'ombe, Lusaka Zambia

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