Diness is part of the Mandondo farmers’ group in Ndola district, Zambia. TEAR’s partner, Reformed Church of Zambia Diaconia Department, works with farmers like Diness to improve their productivity and income through sustainable farming.
As part of the project, Diness was given a female goat, which provides manure to use as organic fertiliser on her crops. Now her maize crop is flourishing and she is saving money by not having to purchase fertiliser. A number of female goats have been provided to an initial group of farmers, and as the goats give birth the kids are passed on to other farmers…
In Zambia, poor sanitation and limited access to safe water is common. It’s a key reason for the high prevalence of diarrhoea and other debilitating, and sometimes deadly, illnesses.
TEAR’s partner, Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS), is working to raise health and hygiene standards in community schools through improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities.
It’s a challenge – many schools have very basic structures, with limited sanitation facilities and few options for safe, clean drinking water.
With the help of the community, who have contributed materials and labour,…
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