The Copperbelt Rural Livelihood Enhancement Support Project has been operating in four communities in Masaiti, Mpongwe, Luanshya and Kalulushi districts in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. The livelihoods of people in the target communities have continued to improve due to integrated agriculture, nutrition education and sanitation activities. This is evident in the increased household income, access to food, improved diets and improved hygiene.
Heifer International continues playing a leading role in implementing activities in partnership with the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC), Village Water Zambia (VWZ) and the government ministries of Community Development, Maternal and Child Health (MCDMCH) and Agriculture & Livestock (MAL). The partners continued providing training and monitoring project activities. To enhance the partnership and project ownership by participants, review and planning meetings were held monthly at the community level.
Through a number of interventions, 6,462 families have been reached. 364 families have been supported with livestock, 753 with vegetable production, 248 with human nutrition, 221 with agroforestry, 60 with conservation farming and 4,816 with water and sanitation activities.