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Preschooling

14th March 2018: At the moment we support 58 preschools, mainly by holding workshops and doing training in co-operation with the Department of Social Care. If communities decide to build a school then we assist with metal sheets for the roof. The rest they can manage themselves We...

Braving the elements

10th March 2018: Even though it was raining heavily so many girls made their way to class. They work so hard to learn. Such determination would put the rest of us to shame. Even though we collect them our transport is mostly open....

Upskilling

9th March 2018: It is our intention that ALL our staff learn to type and learn about the basics on Word, Excel and emailing. Here are Prominence and Fatima updating the pump installation database. Regularly when people come looking for jobs we offer them a chance to learn...

Its called Mulching

8th March 2018: This is Martina placing tephrosia leaves around the growing Maize. This is our favourite super plant. We grow thousands of trees of tephrosia. At this stage of the growth of the maize plants, when they are flowering, as they say, a covering of Urea (an...

Meal Time

3rd March 2018: We support 258 girls in Secondary school. As a result of seriously overcrowded classrooms (up to and over 100 sometimes), poor buildings, inadequately trained and paid teachers and much more, we decided 4 years ago to collect these girls from far distant places each...

Five Tomato Varieties

27th February 2018: At the end of last year we got a donation of some, open pollinated, tomato seeds from Irish Seed Savers. We planted some in our greenhouse at the factory and others ourdoors. Prominence reports: [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Hi Boss FROM: Prominence At the moment we have 5 varieties of tomatoes...

Sweet Potatoes

26th February 2018: This is Angelina planting Sweet Potato in our factory garden. Last year we decided to bring our horticulture to the Centre for Learning which is over an acre around the factory. The idea is to teach our girls who come for extra tuition at weekends...

pump for 122 Families

25th February, 2018: They have never thought of having a pump in the village. People have been drinking unsafe water from open wells and rivers for many years. This time WfZ team have installed a pump in the village, so many people are happy and thankful for the...

Lazaro new pump

24th February, 2018: Open wells are sources of water in this area. People drink unsafe water from this source. This causes them to be suffering from waterborne diseases like diarrhoea. Now people are extremely happy for the donation of clean and safe water. The other problem is that,...

Introduction to a new area

23rd February 2018: A report from Miriam, Head of Preschools   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] PEOPLE  PRESENT: Senior GVH Mkumbira, Kamwadi CBO members, Mbanase CBO,  Parents, caregivers, youths, and Wells for Zoë team leaders in Forestry, Water and Preschools. INTRODUCTION Mbanase CBO started in 1995 with the main aim to assist the people with HIV...

Enabling people to empower themselves

22nd February 2018: This is Head of the Girl Child project Florence, holding a new net for Volleyball and a ball. Here follows three recent reports from her.   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Hi Boss, Report on fees payment. I have deposited School fees for 258 Students while 13 of them I paid cash...

Water Smiles Miles from everywhere

20th February, 2018: A river and open wells were sources of water in this area for many years. People have been suffering from waterborne diseases for so long due to drinking of unsafe water. Now as WfZ team have installed a pump in the area, many people were...