Keep The Heart Beating

by Philip Betts in Zambia

£925

raised of £1,000 target

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supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 9:02pm

Tikondane in Zambia is a grassroots community badly impacted by Covid-19, we aim to keep their life changing projects going.

by Philip Betts in Zambia

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Tikondane Centre is the heart of the community in Katete, trying to lift people out of poverty with education and empowerment while honouring and continuing traditional beliefs and customs.

They are a grassroots community who depend on volunteers and tourism (the hiring out of their lodge and tours) to support and fund their projects. As well as offering training and employment to the most vulnerable in society (single mothers and those with disabilities).  Their long term vision was to become self sufficient.

They are a grassroots community who depend on volunteers and tourism (the hiring out of their lodge and tours) to support and fund their projects. As well as offering training and employment to the most vulnerable in society (single mothers and those with disabilities).  Their long term vision was to become self sufficient.

When myself and family visited in 2019, despite having a major drought, limited IT capacity (i.e no broadband and limited computer access) and regular power-cuts, they had a number of local initiatives established.  The Tiko team:

* teach a 19-step out of poverty plan (lifting subsistence farmers out of poverty so they are not reliant on one crop), 

*provide Nutritional Education, 

*research and produce a supplement that aims to alleviate malnutrition in young children, 

*encourage Entrepreneurship through training and support,

 *introduce a variety of crops and animal husbandry to ensure balanced, nutritional diet.

However, due to the international pandemic Covid-19, lack of funding, volunteers and tourists means this lifeline is drying up.  

We have kept in touch with the inspirational leader, Elke Kroeger-Radcliffe, a retired nurse who worked in the nearby hospital in Katete. Funds are running short into what is already a poverty stricken area.

Things here in the UK may be tough, at Tikondane and in Katete, there is a crisis on the horizon, pleased help us to support them.

Thanks for listening

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Mudstove and outdoors kitchen

Help feed a family with an energy saving mudstove and outdoors kitchen

£15 or more

Support a farmer in field

Help provide a supply of sweet potato vines and sunflower, peanut and soya seeds to help a farmer and their family become self sufficient.

£25 or more

Eco-toilet

Help keep a family healthy and free from illness by contributing to an eco-toilet.

£35 or more

Support a child for a month

Help a child to stay in education and empower them to climb out of poverty

£75 or more

Book a virtual long weekend at Tikondane Lodge!

Why not stay for a virtual long weekend and contribute to the running costs of the centre?

Let's make 'Keep The Heart Beating' happen

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