PAF Shop is open now

Finally. Finally we were able to open the shop at PAF Center.

It took a while to sort things out and get our order done. But now the goods and items were all delivered.

Our PAF member Venuli, the shop manager, was doing a very good job checking the lists and bringing things in order.

You wonder what kind of goods we will be selling? Well…here you go:

  • Drinks (only sodas and no alcohol)
  • biscuits
  • soap, washing paste
  • dry cells
  • radio batteries
  • lotion
  • exercise books
  • salt, sugar
  • tea leaves matches
  • Cooking oil
  • Painkillers

Of course we will add more items once the initial investment has been covered. We plan to also sell stationary goods such as pens, pencils, rubbers and rulers.

Maybe even eggs and fresh bread and cake, made in the village.

Another idea is to offer snacks and meals, perpares in our community kitchen. This could work well for events, lets say when our PAF Warriors have a soccer match..

And we also have good news already. After just 20min of the shop being open we already sold items for 27 Kwacha (roughly 2.50 USD). That doesn’t sound like much. But we are happy and expect good revenues. We are sure the shop will attract even more people now. The next shop is several km away…

Thanks again to all our donors and membera for supporting us. Without you guys we would not be able to invest in projects like that. 🙂

And of course that money made will be used for other PAF projects.

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PAF Shop is open now

Meet Sonic, the PAF caretaker

Many times did we announce that PAF is trying to find a caretaker for PAF Center. And guess what…after years of waiting we finally found someone. Meet Sonic, everyone!

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Ready for rumble 😉

Name:                               Sonic

Age:                                   21

Marital Status:                married

Family:                             wife and 2 small kids

Education:                       gold panner

Place of Birth:                 Lusaka

In Chinkonono since:    2017

 

Sonic, you’ll say…sounds familiar in many ways, musically and catchy for sure, not to mention a popular video game hero. But yes…Sonic, that is his real name. 😉

He is 21 years old, happily married and a proud father of two cute and cheeky kids.


Sonic is a resident of Chinkonono. He arrived in the village in early 2017 from Mwembeshi, which is part of Lusaka rural area. Living in Mwembeshi he worked as a gold panner along the Momboshi River.

His new job as caretaker will be completely different. Sonic will now be taking care of the “green gold” in our greenhouses and garden 😉 He will also be in charge of running and maintaining the hammer mill, protecting the PAF grounds and the general upkeep of the PAF Center.

In return a house was constructed for him and his family, so he can stay and work at PAF Center full time. Also, and that is an absolute milestone in PAF history, he is the first person to get “payed” by recieving an incentive for his work. Let me explain the concept here: PAF gives him money to buy diesel for the mill. People come to PAF Center to grind their maize. 4/5 of the profit goes back to PAF to buy new diesel and to invest in other projects. Sonic gets to keep the remaining 1/5 of the profit for himself and his family. Looking at a normal month that is about 90 Kwacha (roughly 8 USD) every 2 weeks for Sonic.

This a way forward for PAF as all members are volunteers and come to work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays….definitely a concept we are looking to expand and transfer to other parts of PAF activities. 🙂

Of course we had to make sure, Sonic is the right one for this job. So he had to apply for it and undergo serious “interrogation” by some of our PAF members.

 

What do you think? Did we choose well?

 

Meet Sonic, the PAF caretaker