December 2018 Calendar of HOPE…

The arrival of December signals the final month of 2018 and our last image of this year’s Calendar of HOPE. Hopefully, you are making plans to donate to the HOPE-filled Christmas Campaign so that you can give or receive one of our 2019 limited edition calendars.

This year, we have produced two versions of the Calendar of HOPE. One features the people of Project HOPE, vulnerable women and children served through this mission. The second presents the amazing animals found in Zambia. By making a donation to our Christmas campaign you can arrange to give a calendar as a gift and we will send it with notice of your donation to the recipient or you can keep it for yourself and enjoy it throughout the year.

December’s photograph features one of our young female students. She is an orphan who is assisted by Project HOPE with basic resources, food and the opportunity to go to school. Without donations to Project HOPE, we can not assist vulnerable girls like her. Please consider making a donation this month and give hope to an orphan.

Simple Nshima Recipe

Nshima (1-2 servings)










In a saucepan, stir 2/3 cup white corn meal into 1 cup cold water.
Bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly until boiling.
Cover and reduce heat to very low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5-10 minutes.


To make a smooth Nshima, beat the mixture by pulling the wooden spoon towards the side of the pot and pressing the lumps out between the pot and the spoon.
To serve, use a large metal spoon to form lumps (about ½ cup each).
To keep the Nshima from sticking to the spoon, keep it wet with cold water.
Serve Nshima with African relish (meat (chicken, beef or fish)) in sauce, brown beans in tomato sauce or vegetables (hot cabbage slaw preferred)