Visions for Zambias Future

Our vision is that in 5 years from now most of the schools have orchards like that with breadfruit trees and pawpaws and papaya and other fruit trees growing. That way we can make sure the kids will have a divers lunch every day and we can stop malnutrition.

image
In 5 years time many many schools should have an orchard like this. That is what we are working for.

That is why I keep checking our nursery all the time and see our seedlings grow.

image
Checking on our "babies" in the nursery. They all look good.
Advertisements
Visions for Zambias Future

No more window shopping…We are now making a real job of it!

Finally last Sunday we could do the first money transfer from Germany to Zambia. In our fundraising campaign around Christmas we collected around 3.500 Euros. The first 500 Euros now arrived in Zambia and I could buy some of the items on our wish list.

For now our priority is to protect the seedlings from too much sun. That is why we decided to first buy some shade nettings and poles to build a shelter.

Some poles
Some poles
Shade netting
Shade netting

Since we are still waiting for Western Union to confirm the verification of the bank account holder we now use the time to build shelter. As soon as this is all through the remaining money will be transferred so that we can buy more things, like the much needed water pump and water tanks, as well as fences.

I already checked out those items in the stores πŸ˜‰

Soon we will get the water pump :)
Soon we will get the water pump πŸ™‚
Next step is to buy tanks so we can actually keep some water for dry periods
Next step is to buy tanks so we can actually keep some water for dry periods
Different wires and fences are still on our list
Different wires and fences are still on our list

See all that? Soon…soon πŸ˜‰

No more window shopping…We are now making a real job of it!

We are so 2015 ;) …new Facebook page online

Marty McFly would be proud of us. We made it and have been catching up with the online wolrd. Finally our new Facebook page is online.

Please have a look around and give us a “Thumbs Up” by liking the page. Thanks!

 

Check our new Facebook page, please
Check our new Facebook page, please

 

We are so 2015 ;) …new Facebook page online

Everyone is giving a hand here

A gift of banana suckers from a 70 year old man to planting a future.what a gift. Thanks badaala. These will be donated to Maluba community pre school .

It is great to see how everyone commits to the cause
It is great to see how everyone commits to the cause

A young girl volunteers to carry two breadfruit trees. She knows they will feed her and her kids in years to come. That’s the beauty of Planting A Future : the willingness of all to work for free.

Community help
Community help

When the weather is right and there is a bit of gas in the car I get my breadfruit books, shovels, watering can, some breadfruit trees, a few papayas and oranges and then go round villages preaching and planting the future.

Tour of duty.jpg

Everyone is giving a hand here

The Rain is gone…back to “Normality”

The rain is gone…and its back to drawing water from the river for our babies…400m and 2 x 20 litres on the head;) life goes on!

Ready for a little walk to fetch water?
Ready for a little walk to fetch water?

And that means back to work as well: We are clearing bush, cutting poles and grass for our new greenhouse in Chinkonono village on Sunday next week.

The Rain is gone…back to “Normality”