Do you remember the story about the little man, Obdu?
Well…we are happy to let you know that we did recieve some money for him and his family. That way we were able to buy some baby milk (or rather the powder for preparing baby milk) for Obdu’s little brother Mukuwa.
In behalf of Obdu, Mukuwa, their family and the whole Planting A Future team we would like to thank you! Love without boarders!
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.
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 😉
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!
Social Media…Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram…you say it’s all too much? Well…maybe. But for organizations like Planting A Future those platforms are an essential way of communication and obviously to get people to know about us.
As we posted before, we do have an Instagram Account now. One good thing about it is that we do find lots of like-minded people and organizations who work hand in hand. This just happened in the past days: An organization called PoorPilgrim contacted us and suggested to feature our story on their website.
So Julie sat down and wrote a short text about PAF that you can find here! Just take a moment and read it. They also featured us on their Instagram and Facebook.
Thanks so much to the guys from PoorPilgrim! It is fantastic to see that there are people who try to connect like-minded people.
Please take a moment and read about PoorPilgrim and their concept and what they do. We love it!
PoorPilgrim: We are a team of Philanthropists and travel experts that organize custom trips, charity trips and book flights/hotels. 20% of proceeds protect and empower at risk children.
Our Passion: Travel+Charity Traveling and charity are two realities that have changed the way we see the world. This is what we are passionate about; and this is what we desire to share. The world of adventure, self exploration and human solidarity is open to all. PoorPilgrim 101 Mission: To create a new way for people to travel: Charitable Travel. Vision: To protect and empower at risk children. It is by providing basic needs, education and solidarity that this goal is achieved. It is by teaming up with trusted partnerships and communities that this mission is made possible. Focus on Service We believe in helping others. Our strife is to organize a beautiful and unique trip that supports a cause. Travel with us and travel charitably. “Experience the world as a local and travel for a cause.”
Whoa…now look at that!!! Somebody made a new photo slideshow of Bruni’s visit and impressions of Chinkonono Village, PAF activities and the warmth and joy of our Zambian community!
Check the slideshow to get a glimpse of what Bruni experienced and of what is going on for Planting A Future with the new breadfruit seedlings, the first building of our new community center, the first moringa harvest, our village primary school and all our lovely PAF members 🙂
It is definitely worth 9 minutes of your time…we will take you on a little break from reality and invite you to join us in the middle of nowhere, far away from all stress and hectic.
Now lean back and enjoy! 🙂
Please share if you like what you see! Spread the word!
Stories we hate and fear to tell! This boy walked a distance of 11 km just to ask for help from Planting A Future and Lloyd. But he already takes care of other kids’ fees and was not able to help this young man out.
He is 18 years old, but still in grade 8. His father does not care about his schooling. So he has to work in farmers’ maize and cotton fields for his school fees, books and clothes. He is a very good, clever and hardworking boy but fate hasn’t been on his side. He needs k150 (equals about 13,50 USD or 12 Euros) each term for school fees…just that will make a big difference in his life.
For now he has been sent away from school because he was not able to make the payment of fees…but luckily our friends from Repairer Of The Breach jumped in to help this young man. Thanks Carol and Jennifer!
If you guys also want to help kids like him to pay for their school fees, please contact us for information about our sponsorship programme!
Imagine becoming an orphan the first day of your life, then being whisked away to an opharnage. Spend 6 years there and then coming back home to an alcholic father, extreme poverty and a caring step mom. Imagine the horror! That boy has seen it all and will probably end his life poor and illiterate. Its people like him who motivate us to plant trees in villages and schools just to give a little hope.
‘Silhouette of destiny’ so dark and haunting
tender arms grooping for hope
his voice, lone and icy
his eyes on fire
his belly moans
he’s thrown his dice
and we look the other way
lest he reminds us of our fears
and mess our illusions of grandeur But he lives and we live
In this silhoutte of destiny
none is the winner
see he is still there
a reminder of our vulnerability.
– Lloyd Kasela –
Patrick is married to three women and has twenty children.He is a small scare farmer withfour cows. He lost 25 cows from corridor disease.Due to global warming and lack of farming implements the family is not able to grow enough food to meet its needs. It is a hard time indeed from July to April when the little maize runs out. Planting a future is targeting such families.It is raising breadfruit, guavas, orange, moringa and pawpaw seedlings in order to donate to these families as a cheaper and environment friendly mode of guaranteeing food security. Help the project reach as many vulnerable families and schools as possible.