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Mufumbwe Visit

Victor visited Mufumbwe in the Northeast Province to look into a possible honey project. As you know, we tried to help Joshua set up a beekeeping operation, but Joshua lost his land. While visiting Mufumbwe, Victor stopped at Kikonge School … Continue reading

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Skype Test Successful

Last week we finally had our first Skype contact with Mwachilele School. Mark Morawski, Principal of Birmingham – Covington School in Michigan, Kelly Munkombwe, Headmaster of Mwachilele School in Zambia, Victor Phiri and I all managed to get together on … Continue reading

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Testing Almost Complete: Skype Coming

After working with Mwachilele school for many days, Victor reports that a Skype test within Zambia worked. The next test, with me here in the USA, is scheduled for next week. If that is successful, then a Skype session will … Continue reading

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Finally, a Skype Conference

Mr. Kelly Munkombwe, Head Teacher at Mwachilele school made email contact with the teachers at Birmingham-Covington School in Michigan to set up a Skype conference in two weeks time. The efforts to connect have been very challenging, to say the … Continue reading

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Village Chickens the Next Step?

Victor has started a new demonstration project on his farm that will help the villagers diversify their sources of income. As we already know, depending solely on maize is a long term losing proposition. However, raising village chickens can be … Continue reading

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Bumper Crop means Less Income?

The challenges of the rural Zambian farmer are almost impossible to comprehend from the comfort of our lives in the US. After fighting relentlessly for a bumper crop, which included long lasting rains and army worms, the unforeseen has struck … Continue reading

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Surplus Rain, Surplus Maize When or If Harvested

Father Dominic pointed out that the harvest is a PROJECTION based on other parts of Zambia and looking at what is growing in the field. Instead, Lusaka has surplus rain! For our Coop, maize has not left the field yet … Continue reading

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Maize Crop will have Huge Surplus

Even though the maize crop will have a huge surplus, that is not always a good thing. Of course it means that farmers will have enough to eat, but nothing is that simple. To get the maize ground into mealie … Continue reading

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Contact at Last!

Kelly Munkombwe, Head Teacher of Mwachilele School finally has email contact with us! After months of trial and error (lots of error!) we finally received his email in our COPE Zambia email account. I have sent the email to the … Continue reading

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What Happened to Victor?

We have not heard from Victor for awhile, and there is a frightening reason, serious illness. In late January Victor had a recurrence of malaria. He was at the farm, where he was forced to lay in bed for two … Continue reading

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