Thursday, October 29, 2009


During our visit in June, we shot some good video of the Agriculture process we are teaching the villagers. We are in the process of editing that and will, hopefully, have some completed videos to post soon. Agriculture is a vital element in providing not only food for a family in Zambia, but also a source of a small income. Since they only have 2 seasons, rainy and dry, a process called drip-irrigation is used to help them grow 2-3 crops per year rather than just one. We have also encouraged them to rotate their crops and make better use of the lay of the land. It's an encouraging sight to see these huge heads of cabbage exploding out of the ground.

Needless to say, there is no Wal-Mart, Kroger, or Cosco. Everything they need they either grow or have to trade or buy; and when you have nothing to start with, that's sometimes impossible so starvation and malnutrition is the result. This Agriculture education brings new life to these small and remote villages.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Almost Time to Ship...

We have been working hard to collect all the donated medical equipment and supplies, optical equipment, eyeglasses, bore-hole drilling equipment, educational supplies, and other items on our 40 foot container heading to Zambia at the end of the month. It was quite a bit more than we expected to ship it but we're moving forward and know the money will be there when the time comes. We are unsure of our travel plans next year as the shipment arrives, but hope to be there sometime in May to receive and distribute.

We will have a packing day either October 21st or 22nd (probably 22nd) to unpack, organize, weigh, label and re-pack all the stuff we have collect thus far. This will be a huge undertaking which needs to be completed in a single day. If you're around, please come help.