In the final months of 2020 we provided funds for Geoff and Martha Muvumbo in Chipata, Zambia, to rent farmland and assist widows and orphans with seed and fertilizer. By planting their own crops, the women and children would be able to feed themselves once crops were ready for harvesting. Now, in early February 2021 the fruits of their labour are evident.
As the picture above shows, the crops are coming along nicely and we are anticipating that the participants will not only have food to eat but also extra to sell at market. This process will greatly improve their ability to be self-sustaining and also extend the impact of donations to Project HOPE. By helping this little community of vulnerable people with tools and resources, their industry gives them a future. While they could not afford the land rental, seed and fertilizer costs, they did not lack for effort when it came to the hard work of tilling the land and planting. Now with weeding and maintenance they are seeing the results of their hard work.
We are grateful to those who assisted with donations for this program. We will be helping again with the next planting season and extending our efforts to help more widows and orphans become self-sustaining. If you would like to help, please consider making a gift today.