Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers

 
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 3 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 1 donation
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Grandmas are happy to receive monthly food staples
    By - Courtney Winters - Intern
    We received our monthly delivery of mealie meal this past Friday, and the bags have been travelling across the compound to Chikumbuso’s adopted “grandmothers” over the past few days. Our widows deliver critical food supplies to the grandmothers each month, and check in on them frequently. This is just one...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 1 donation
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 1 donation
    • 4 months ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Cost of living increases
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Executive Director
    First, thank you! We at Chikumbuso are breathing a huge sigh of relief right now thanks to your help. All across Zambia, the cost of basic goods has increased at an alarming rate. In some cases, prices have doubled for necessities such as wood, charcoal, cornmeal, and more. And while our widows and grandmothers are...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 2 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 1 donation
    • 7 months ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Hot season in Zambia
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Executive Director
    It's the hot season in Zambia, which means even hotter rooms for those grandmothers still without fuel efficient stoves. Unlike the traditional stoves, fuel efficient stoves require less wood and use the wood they do consume efficiently enough to make sure the fire is used for cooking and not heating up already...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 2 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 2 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Holiday Cheer
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Executive Director
    As the holiday season is upon us, we at Chikumbuso are preparing to celebrate with family and friends, as well as the entire Chikumbuso community - whether here in Zambia or across the sea in the U.S.. We are so grateful for all the folks who make up our circle of love and count our blessings that each of you is in our...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 2 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 11 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Meeting Esnart
    By - Kai Iizuka - Zambian Field Intern
    The following is an e-postcard from Kai Iizuka, a GlobalGiving Representative in Zambia. When I was told I was going to be meeting with a grandmother that Chikumbuso takes care of and had recently bought a new rocket stove for, I was expecting to meet a frail old lady spending her days within her house. Instead, I was...
    • 1 year ago
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    Half Way There!
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder of Chikumbuso
    Fuel Efficient Stoves are the best way to go for our grandmothers in Lusaka, Zambia. If you can picture what buying a stove does for these elderly women you would not want to miss out on the opportunity. This winter in particular the grandmothers of Chikumbuso have reaped the benefit of having a fuel efficient stove. The...
    • 1 year ago
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    Sylvia and Women's Day
    By - Gertrude Banda - Principal of Chikumbuso
    Early in the morning of International Women’s Day, I was sleeping, I just wanted to sleep in.  But then someone began knocking on my door, and I got up to answer it.  I found there was this old, old lady.  She was carrying this big sack on her back like a baby.  I said, “Ah, Sylvia, what are...
    • 1 year ago
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    What better gift for Valentine's Day?
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso Project
    It is a good thing there are grandmothers in Zambia and in the world today! Imagine life with out them. Who would take the orphans in with arms wide open just to see them cared for and in a home where they felt safe?  The grandmothers sponsored at Chikumbuso are caring for many grandchildren left to them after the...
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    Grandfathers
    By - Gertrude Banda - Principal of Chikumbuso
    Let us not forget our grandfathers. In Ng'ombe, Lusaka there are many old men who do not have work, homes, or people to care for them. One of these men is White. White became a part of Chikumbuso back in 2007 when we began working with grandmothers. He and his wife lived together in a very small home and were desperate for...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 5 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    They are Still a Thrill
    By - Gertrude Banda - Principal of Chikumbuso
      At one o'clock on Thursday I decided to go and visit some of our sponsored grandmothers to see how they were getting along. There is no doubt in my mind that these grandmothers struggle everyday to provide for the grandchildren left in their care. Yet everyday they get up and do what they must so that the children...
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    Grandmothers Struggle
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder of Chikumbuso
    The word "grandmother" brings back memories for all of us. Everyone loves their grandmother and everyone remembers something their grandmother did for them. My grandmother made fudge... she did lots of other things too. She taught me about money and how to save it for the carnival each spring.  Grandmothers in Zambia...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Grandmother #24
    By - Lisa Veitenhans - Volunteer
    Maines Ngoma is the widow in this picture.  She is the mother of Christine Khosi, one of our widows that passed away back in August 2010.  Maines lives on the corner of the street that comes into Chikumbuso. A couple of weeks ago, Gertrude told me Maines had come to Chikumbuso.  “You see me,” she...
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    Violet
    By - Lisa Veitenhans - Volunteer
    Violet is one of our grandmothers.  She joined Chikumbuso's grandmother project in 2009.   Violet's husband died eight years ago, shortly after he retired from his work at the University of Zambia.  Violet herself used to sell cooking oil and other items at the local market while her husband was at work. They...
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 18 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Brown outs
    By - Lisa Veitenhans - Volunteer
    Yesterday Gertrude and I were talking about electricity.  Gertrude had the opportunity to visit one of the local dams providing electricity in Zambia.  She now appreciates how the systems work and when the 'brown outs' happen locally, she knows that at this time of year it is because the water table is lowering...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Cold in Africa?
    By - Lisa Veitenhans - Volunteer
    Our Grandmothers are really benefiting from their new stoves.  It gets surprisingly cold here in Zambia.  The construction of the homes in Ng'ombe don't offer much protection either, basic block construction, no insulation and a metal roof.  The rocket stoves create a bit of warmth on a cold evening....
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Mixed Blessings
    By - Lisa Veitenhans - Volunteer
    A growing family is generally something we say congratulations for.  Sometimes for us, the growing of a family is a moment to be sad, though.  One of our dear widows, Brenda, has a growing family with the addition of a new baby.  The blessing is mixed because the reason of the baby's coming is a sad one, the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Imagine. Warm food, warm room and a little light..
    By - LInda Wilkinson - Founder
      Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project looks for better solutions in helping our grandmothers. Every month we reach out to 23 courageous women who care for their grandchildren left to them after their own children died.  As part of Chikumbuso’s mission statement “to remember to do for others” we...
    • 3 years ago
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    Save the forest, Help Grandmothers!
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder
    Our Grandmothers still need stoves… Ellie was sitting out on the ground in front of her door. She is one of our sponsored grandmothers which means that every month one of the Chikumbuso widows goes to check on how she is doing and brings her a 25 kg. bag of mealie meal, oil, laundry soap, salt, sugar and charcoal....
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has received 8 donations
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers posted a progress report
    Sylvia
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso
    This year I have been thinking about how communities function. What keeps them ticking? What glue holds them together? In Ng’ombe where I work I am constantly amazed/bewildered by what goes on around me. There are about 120,000 people living in poverty in a three mile area. Many have never been to school, many are...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ensure Comfort for Grandmothers has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Linda Wilkinson

Ng'ombe, Lusaka Zambia

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