Buy a blanket & keep an orphan warm this winter

Buy a blanket & keep an orphan warm this winter Mwandi Village is situated on the banks of the great Zambezi River, 150km west of Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia. The Mwandi Orphans & Vulnerable Children Project works with members of the Mwandi community to support, love, feed, educate and provide practical assistance to those children most in need. There are around 1990 orphans and vulnerable children who have lost one or...
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Rebuilding after the fire

Rebuilding after the fire Dear Friends Greetings from Mwandi. Can you believe it is December next week!!!  I cannot believe the year is already at an end.  Before we get madly involved in the Christmas rush at the project I wanted to write to everyone and firstly say thank you for all the help and support we have received from all around the world, and secondly to give you a brief update on where we are with the...
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Fire at Mwandi

Fire at Mwandi Dear Friends Greetings from Mwandi. The store room and its entire contents are completely destroyed. This includes all our food stuffs to feed the children, deep freezers, seeds and fertiliser, paint, tools and hardware, stationery, clothing and uniforms, blankets, mattresses, sports equipment, school support material and other recreational items. We have not been able to calculate fully the...
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4 weeks to go

Dear Friends, I hope that your well and having a good day. Lucy and I are currently in Australia getting all ready for the birth of baby Number 2. My blood pressure was getting quite high whilst I was in Mwandi so I came here to Port Lincoln a few weeks earlier than planned. At least my blood pressure is settled now and my health is good. Yesterday, I went for a scan and the baby is growing well...
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Winter in Mwandi

Dear Friends, I hope your well and had a good weekend. We are now experiencing cooler weather here in Zambia. Still compared to other years it is very mild but I know its going to come in allot cooler soon. Our pregnancy is going  well and I am becoming the size of a small whale !!! each day the past week I seem to have grown so much. I am now about 28 weeks and after a recent trip to south...
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Micro-Finance program

Micro-Finance program To supplement the livelihoods programmes provided to OVC and community members through our vocational training Schemes, the project has also embarked on a number of microfinance initiatives to help support graduating students and also to assist project staff and members of the community to access basic financial services. Our first micro finance or micro enterprise initiative has been to provide...
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Celebrations all round

Hi, I hope that you are all well. The past few weeks have been quite full on to say the least. Firstly I found out I was pregnant  as I was feeling so sick most mornings and throughout the day. And then CHIPOLOPOLO Zambia football team won the African Cup of Nations so the whole country was in celebration for a week. It was incredible to see how everyone was so proud of the team members and how...
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GO CHIPOLOPOLO

>Hi,Its been a pretty busy few weeks with us heading up to Lusaka last week for project shopping  and research for our Agriculture sustainability project this year. Lusaka has developed so much over the past 5 years, its amazing the amount of money that is going into construction of shopping malls, offices and motels. The traffic is crazy and it takes hours to get from one side of town to...
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2012 Mwandi UCZ OVC Project Information Brochure

Mwandi Project Info Brochure Dear Friends, I hope that you are well. Nice and cool here today in Mwandi , it looks like it is about to rain. Please see link for the 2012 Mwandi UCZ OVC Project info brochure. Please have a read. We are heading to Lusaka this week so I shall fill you in with “what has been going on at the project” while we are in Lusaka. Have a great weekend. God Bless...
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Photos of carpentry centre and unloading of the container that arrived in late 2011

  One of the OVC Project carpentry center students Our teacher Pascal learning how to use a lathe that came in the container from Australia A new (second hand) stove for the kitchen The container did get bogged!!! This is were the fun...
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