August 2019 Calendar of HOPE…

Finding orphans living alone in the bush is not an uncommon occurrence. These siblings, supported by Project HOPE, have only each other as their immediate family is deceased.

With the help of Project HOPE’s local community care team, this brother and sister have constant interaction with the village and provision of basic resources. The community care team also ensures the pair are attending school and doing their homework. While each day is a struggle, funding from Project HOPE means these children have the chance for a better future. With education and community support, they can become self-sustaining. Their lives are difficult and daunting but they smile easily knowing that they are not alone. Please consider making a gift to Project HOPE to give more orphans a future filled with hope.

The hyena is common in Luangwa and Kafue National Parks. They feed on carrion but are also hunters in their own right. Bones left over at a kill are cracked open with their powerful jaws and consumed.

Spotted hyenas are organized into territorial clans of related individuals that defend their home ranges against intruding clans. The center of clan activity is the den, where the cubs are raised and individuals meet. The den is usually situated on high ground in the central part of the territory. Its above-ground entrances are connected to a series of underground tunnels. They live in holes in the ground where they breed, having one or two in a litter, the young looking like cute little brown puppies.

Their gestation period is three and half months and they can live up to forty years. Their drawn out laugh-like call can often be heard from the camps at night. They usually move at night but can be seen in the day.

 

February 2019 Calendar of HOPE

Our February feature image is a beautiful photograph of one our orphans taken in a village outside of Nyangombe. On a sunny Sunday afternoon in May we visited villages and delivered supplies donated by Project HOPE. While the photograph captures the natural beauty of the area it does not depict the poverty and hardship of life for these vulnerable people.

It is warm during the day but nights at this time of year are cold and harsh. With no central heat and only huts to huddle in, the supplies and other basic resources Project HOPE delivers means orphans like this girl at least have a blanket to keep her warm at night.

Please consider making a gift to help us continue to serve those who are struggling in the villages surrounding Nyangombe.

This majestic lion was photographed in the South Luongwa National Park. While relaxing in the sunlight, this lion and the rest of the pride are full from a recent kill and gorging themselves on the catch.

While beautiful and seemingly almost tame, this lion shows the scars of battle on his face from life in the wild, hunting down prey and protecting the pride from hyenas and other threats.