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Meet Esther

Esther came to Chikumbuso bone thin, rejected and desperate for change.

Margaret and the Power of Mercy

We’d had bible study that day – about Elisha and the chariots of fire.  We were talking about the power of God and the mercy of God. He not only displayed his power in blinding the enemy and capturing them, but also showed them mercy, as they feasted and returned to their homeland.  We wondered whether they stopped attacking because of God’s power or if it was the mercy shown to them. “Ah, this is a good story about Elisha.  I want to share a story about this very point." My tenant wasn’t paying his rent.  For three months, he didn’t pay.  So I talked to him, ‘You know I am just a poor widow and this is my main income.  I ...

Grade 6 Classroom Update

The new Grade 6 classroom has come along so nicely. Thanks to Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd. and our wonderful contractor, Mr. Kaula, everything has moved along at a good pace with great quality control. Mr. Kaula has taken on some of the youth from our project, our guards and even some of the widows, giving them jobs on site so they can earn a bit of extra money and also learn the skills of bricklaying, plastering and proper preparation for painting. We are working on getting connected to ZESCO (Power Utility) this week and the painting will begin in earnest next week. Our goal is to dedicate the building on September 30 2014.

Meet Esnart

Esnart lives just around the corner from Chikumbuso in a small two room block home. The ‘veranda’ has its place – a fallen-in front room from lack of care and poor construction.  When one visits Esnart, you’ll find children, sitting there, playing games with rocks or fiddling with wire and garbage to make kites or car toys. Esnart once had eight children, but four of them died long ago, leaving her with these children to care for.  Esnart can be a very grumpy old woman – very often shouting and abusing her caregiver, Beauty, about why we aren’t doing more for her, like fixing that broken down house, but we all love her anyway. If any ...

Our New Website

We are so happy to introduce our friends to our new website! Gareth Bentley created our original website in 2011 and this year while we prepare for our upcoming 10 Year Anniversary, we all felt we were ready for an update. Our new website is designed to show more about our project visually, give more up to date information and help connect our supporters more easily to getting involved through purchasing our products or donating to our fundraising goals. You will also notice that we’ve updated our logo. We loved, loved, loved our old logo, but the new logo allows more flexibility with social media and marketing. We hope everyone comes to love it ...