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).
Aug 14, 2013

It takes a Village or a Saturday Market

The doctor with our packets
The doctor with our packets

The more time you spend in Zambia the more you realize that inorder for things to happen you have to get out there, on the street and meet people.  That is what happened at the Saturday market last week. While selling our Chikumbuso bags and products we met a wonderful doctor who is helping young vulnerable girls.  When she found out about our sanitary pad project she was thrilled and wanted to know how she could buy some. Menstruation can be the one thing that keeps girls home and out of school for a week every month.

Chikumbuso was thrilled to sell her 15 sanitary packets and thanks to your donations was able to also "give back" five more to help this doctor help young women. 

Blessings for your support of this program that helps girls make a difference in their own lives.

Jul 29, 2013

Half Way There!

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 winter season brings with it a chill to the bones of many people living in the slum where the cement walls guard the cold and the wind whips through the leaks in the ceiling. But for our grandmothers and their grandchildren the cold is no longer feared because these stoves work indoors as well as outside. Not only do these stoves cook meals using a few little twigs instead of buckets of charcoal but they also heat water and then stay warm enough to keep the house heated through the cooler evenings. Each and every one of our grandmothers who has a stove considers herself blessed to be a part of Chikumbuso where our supporters care to make a difference in the individual's life.

We are half way to our fundraising goal and we are thankful to those who have supported us to date.

Please help us to make our goal and give each and every grandmother a stove.

Can We Do It?  Joyce thinks so!

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May 23, 2013

More Books!

There is a school in Maine that has taken it upon themselves to make sure we have the BEST library for elementary children in all of Lusaka, or make that Zambia! They collect books from everywhere; libraries, schools, kids, yard sales, anywhere. Then they sort them to make sure they are quality, then they pack them up and send them to us. How perfect is that?  We are so blessed. They have single handedly given us over 3000 books and with the help of other schools and friends I believe we are over the 4000 mark.

Another school in Connecticut made a connection with a large organization which is donating to us 20 computers!

Our library is great and if you can, visit but if you can't there are just a few more things that our library needs. Please look over the list and see how you can help.

Be part of our community.

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