Chikumbuso

Chikumbuso means "Remembrance" our mission statement is to remember those who died (both family and friends), to remember where we came from (a place of poverty and hunger) and to remember to do for others (give back to the community).
Feb 14, 2014

Hot season in Zambia

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 hot rooms. In addition, they produce less smoke and other toxic byproducts, making them much safer for the user and their family. 

While you may think winter is the ideal time to buy stoves for our grandmothers, we actually need them more in the Zambian summer, when temperatures are above 90 degrees Farenheit and these women are sweltering over hot fires to cook meals for their grandchildren. 

We are so excited to have been able to provide so many stoves to our grandmothers, and hope to be able to finalize this project this year. Please partner with us to get those last stoves in their houses!

Feb 14, 2014

Still a big need for sponsors!

As we start the new year, we are faced again with the reality of increased school fees and rising costs as we send our brilliant students on to secondary school. Our students are consistently in the top scorers when they move to middle and high school, they outperform their peers on national tests, and are gearing up to do great things with their lives.

Unfortunately, we still don't have enough sponsors to send all our students to high school. Please partner with us as we support our amazing students. We only send those with the best grades and most motivation on, they truly deserve the opportunity to study at the next level. Thank you in advance!

Feb 14, 2014

New Year Library Report

As the new year begins we are excited to see our library filling with students ready to get their school year off to the right start. While we always have many elementary students here studying, working on projects together, reading, or getting online and writing to friends around the world, we also have secondary students who come in the afternoon. There are few places in Ng'ombe for middle and high schoolers to study quietly. Their homes are usually full of other kids, they have chores that need to be done, and often they don't have electricity to study at night. The library is full of books, internet capable computers, and tutors. 

We continue to need supplies, books, and more, so please don't forget to support this incredible library and the work of our students as they start the new year.

 
   

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