The Copperbelt Rural Livelihood Enhancement Support Project (CRLESP) has been operating in the four districts (Masaiti, Mpongwe, Kalululshi, and Luanshya) of the Copperbelt since October 2010. Its target is 6,210 direct project families who will enhance their livelihood through integrated agricultural production, enterprise development, promoting human health, water and sanitation.Heifer International being the lead implementing organization has partnered with the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and Village Water Zambia (VWZ) as a strategy to achieving a holistic sustainable community development.
The project has worked closely with government partners from Ministries of Community Development, Mother & Child Health (MCDMCH) and Agriculture & Livestock (MAL). These have also been providing training and monitoring project activities. To enhance the partnership and project ownership by participants, review and planning meetings are held monthly at community level.
To date the project has reached 2937 families through various interventions; provision of livestock 140, vegetable production 120, human nutrition 120, agro forestry 82, water and sanitation activities 2495.
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