Chinkonono Shopping Mall

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Chinkonono Shopping Mall

No more window shopping…We are now making a real job of it!

Finally last Sunday we could do the first money transfer from Germany to Zambia. In our fundraising campaign around Christmas we collected around 3.500 Euros. The first 500 Euros now arrived in Zambia and I could buy some of the items on our wish list.

For now our priority is to protect the seedlings from too much sun. That is why we decided to first buy some shade nettings and poles to build a shelter.

Some poles
Some poles
Shade netting
Shade netting

Since we are still waiting for Western Union to confirm the verification of the bank account holder we now use the time to build shelter. As soon as this is all through the remaining money will be transferred so that we can buy more things, like the much needed water pump and water tanks, as well as fences.

I already checked out those items in the stores ๐Ÿ˜‰

Soon we will get the water pump :)
Soon we will get the water pump ๐Ÿ™‚
Next step is to buy tanks so we can actually keep some water for dry periods
Next step is to buy tanks so we can actually keep some water for dry periods
Different wires and fences are still on our list
Different wires and fences are still on our list

See all that? Soon…soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

No more window shopping…We are now making a real job of it!