Water Blues

Dry Season…it truely is a challenge for all of Africa. Now, Chinkonono Village, is no exception from the rule. We do struggle a lot this year. The rivers are almost dried out.

Just wanna wash your hands? Well...try :/
Just wanna wash your hands? Well…try :/

So our only chance to get water for our community, cooking, washing, watering our plants and seedlings is digging wells and going to boreholes far away. Our women sometimes walk hours with huge containers of water balancing on their heads.

Luckily we do have borehole at Singwamba School. It is “only” about 6km away…that is not far, you think? Well…consider that most people do not have access to a car or ox cart and have to walk this distance…multiple times per day.

 

Well…and also we do have a construction site and as you might know, building needs water too. So just check out how we get water there πŸ˜‰

 

But sometimes…sometimes fate strikes us and we can not use the borehole at Singwamba School. That means we have to go to Sinsimuka for water. And that is about 25km away from Chinkonono…

 

See all that? Well..you probably now understand why one of our top priorities at the moment is to raise funds to drill our own borehole for the community center! Keep your fingers crossed that we will achieve that goal soon. If you want to support us by donating some money for the borehole, please contact us! Thank you so so much!

Spread the word of Planting A Future! πŸ™‚

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Water Blues

Mode of Transport ;)

Ever wondered how to get from A to Z in Zambia? Obviously there are different ways…but if you do not wanna get your feet dirty, you either have a car or find a different vehicle. πŸ˜‰

 

Unfortunately not all of our PAF community can afford a car or the cars are broken. So we most of the time use our Zambian trucks. Check it out! πŸ˜€

Mode of Transport ;)

Another Brick In The Wall…

Our construction of the building that will contain both a sewing and a show room for clothes is progressing now.

We are still struggling to get or produce pan bricks. In total we will need about 4.000 (plus a few spare ones in case something happens…you know…). Until now we do have half of those already. Lloyd decided to donate another 1.000 and we will surely find a way to get the remainder.

But: Good news is…taaadddaaaaa! We did start the foundation for the sewing room. And everything else will come bit by bit so that we can open the building in spring next year.

The foundation for our little sewing and show room building
The foundation for our little sewing and show room building

But as you can see all those bricks we need are not even close to the construction side. That means we have to transport all 2.000 we already have from the storing place to the construction side.

Luckily enough Grime’s father is a generous man and donated his ox cart to PAF so that we can ferry the bricks. Thank you!

Grime's father who donated his ox cart to PAF
Grime’s father who donated his ox cart to PAF

 

Getting the ox cart ready for ferrying bricks
Getting the ox cart ready for ferrying bricks

 

Work in progress… πŸ˜‰

Another Brick In The Wall…