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.
We started feeding 25 children in August 2005.
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.
We launched a roof loan program so the community could weather the rains.
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.