You guys all know what it is like: you just feel an itch and wanna go buy some stuff or go window shopping.
All that is impossible in Chinkonono. You eat what you grow, you wear what you sew or can get on rare occasions in town. The next shop is about 6km walking distance away. And you know…the items you buy will have to be carried back home again.
So PAF decided to re-use the sewing room and make it a shop.
Wesley nd the rest of the members kickstarted this whole project. Shelves have now been carpented and will be set up in the next few days.
Once the shop is all set up our members will sell tomatoes and veggies, bread and maybe cake, the clothes and bags we sew. Step by step we will try to widen the range of products. But to do so we need to find out what people are interested in.
Hopefully the shop will attract and draw more people towrds PAF Center. But it certainly will save our villagers lots of time and effort.
Of course using the sewing room is only a temporary solution until we manage to construct another building amd move the library there to seperate it from the buzzing business 😉
We are so excited right now! We just recieved the package Bruni and Julie sent us. Our new banners are now in Zambia! …and they are perfectly in time 😉 So it all worked out with shipping.
Also we now have white shirts and Planting A Future name tags to get the professional look 😉 What do you think? Would you buy an insurance from us? 😉 We look great!
The next big challenge for us is to build a new and “fancy” booth. We got the advice that at the Provincial Show next week in Livingstone we should be prepared and have a real solid booth and no improvised stand, covered with weeds.
Luckily we have a very good carpenter in the village who is eager to help us. So right now he is busy making display stands and the booth out of the wood from Mukwa trees.
Look at these massive boards:
There is a lot of planning and measuring to do. Hard work for everyone.
We are very curious to see what the booth and display stands will look like.
But we are sure that together with our new banners, all the posters and info material our booth will be THE highlight of the Show.