Christmas in a Zambian Village

World over, despite different faith and beliefs, Christmas is a family reunion time.

After the generous donation from RotB in 2015 when we celebrated Christmas for the first time…this year should be veryΒ special for Chinkonono kids as this Christmas was for them.

Thanks to our German Mama Africa Bruni we could buy a lot food and even some sweets in 2016 again. About 900 Kwacha were spent on food and drinks. We bought rice, sugar, flour, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, biscuits, one goat and three chickens.

Our ladies spent hours and hours stirring the pots and cooking. What a feast that was. So much meet and different kind of dishes. A truely great day for everyone!

Wesley surprised everyone by homemade bread and buns.

He even created his masterpiece: the Christmas Bread. Cool, huh?

Wesley's masterpiece
Wesley’s masterpiece

All Chinkonono kids were present: In total 145 kids took part in the feasts. These kids were coming from PAF and non-PAF households.

If you think that was all…well, there were also those yummy VinkubalaΒ that the kids love so much. Not an everyday snack.

Digging in
Digging in

The festivities were punctuated by music and dance, lots of jokes and laughter. You can imagine what a party that was and how many sparkling eyes and bright smiles you could see πŸ™‚

In the past Christmas went by without people in the village taking part because it was impossible to celebrate due to lack of food.

All this was possible after PAF members in Germany took it upon themselves to bring joy and make Chinkonono celebrate the birth of Jesus together with the rest of the world.

Merry Christmas from PAF :)
Merry Christmas from PAF πŸ™‚ And Twalumba, Bruni!
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Christmas in a Zambian Village

Christmas is all around us

As you guy know our friends from Repairer Of The Breach sponsored our PAF xmas party. Lloyd just sent us a little report. Enjoy your read and merry xmas again!

“Christmas is a time of sharing. Family members and friends gather from far and wide to celebrate and reunite.
We in Chinkonono village were not left out of the festivities. Just like others around the world we gathered together to eat, sing and pray. It was indeed a wonderful time to see all members of the village assemble in the spirit of oneness.

This special christmas was made possible by PAF and our partners from ROTB. They donated money earlier on already for sewing machines and fabrics gave PAF money to purchase food stuff for the event. From the funds we were able to buy three bags of rice, two bags of maize meal, a bag of flour, 10 goats, 10 chickens and also some snacks for children.


It was a big day. Food was prepared by PAF and 248 people were fed. But it was not only feasting. We also used the event to educate the village on what Planting A Future was doing

These are:

  1. raising fruit trees seedlings for homes, schools and clinics.
  2. providing tailoring skills to people through the PAF-ROTB tailoring project.
  3. providing school sponsorship for hard working pupils from needy families
  4. sourcing for donations, information and advice from wellwishers, friends and donors for installing boreholes, libraries, schools
  5. encouraging the community through practical interventions and teach them new new ideas such as preserving fruits and vegetables by sun drying and solving problems like damming streams.

It was also an oppportunity to foster love and understanding among community members. Love without borders and love your neighbour as you love yourself were the themes. A pastor from the SDA Church preached a sermon from the book of Nehemiah on service to others Nehemiah 13 vs 14, psalms 133 vs 1 on brotherhood.
There was so much food that everyone ate to his or her full and even managed to carry some food to their homes. We also had two bags of rice and a bag of maize meal left.Β  These were donated to four old widows living on their own.


This was a big miracle for the village as nothing of its kind has ever happened. There was so much gratitude from the village to PAF and ROTB for feeding and bringing the village together.
It was indeed a Christmas.”

Christmas is all around us

Merry Xmas, Everyone :)

A christmas gift to mr Holden Chafwakale’s family. Mr Holden is crippled, retired and broke. A gift of 2 breadfruit trees, pawpaws and oranges will help him relax as he gardens. Then when they are grown they will provide his family with food and income. Thanks to all of our German donors and volunteers.Twalumba (‘thank you’) for your love and concern.

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A MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, DONORS, VOLUNTEERS AND FOLLOWERS ALL OVER THE WORLD!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

Merry Xmas, Everyone :)