It began with a question to Theresa Kapenda, a resident of Kantolomba.

Q: "What would you do if you had money?"
A: "Feed the children"

When we arrived in Ndola, we found a community of 8,000 adults and 3,000 children lacking in all basic services: no safe drinking water, medical care, employment, adequate housing, electricity, or schools. They told us their ideas and dreams for what their community needed. Together we came up with a way to support their ideas for community empowerment.

Feeding children

We started feeding 25 children in August 2005.

Feeding children

We dug a well to provide clean water to the community.


We built a building so children could have a place to eat.


We hired a nurse to provide emergency medical care.


We found teachers in the community to tutor the children.

Roof loans

We launched a roof loan program so the community could weather the rains.



The community started an after school program, vocational training for girls, a tuck shop, an adult education program, and several micro businesses. And today we feed 1,000 children.

Watch the project as it evolved over the years.

Follow how the community has grown and changed since the project started in 2005.

Read about what's happening in Kantolomba currently.