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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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Egypt in the Time of Moses

So far the rural farmers have endured, and to a large extent overcome, army worms, stalk borers, and red locusts. What could be next? Floods. After a few years of serious drought that brought food insecurity and failed crops, suddenly … Continue reading

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Coop Plans Its Future

Victor has written a detailed report of his visit with the Chilupula Coop. After several days of meetings, they reached a plan for the future. The last growing season was disastrous. Rains came late, and did not last long, thanks … Continue reading

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Another Challenge

Our friend and COPE Member Joshua Lungu was far along in developing his farm. He had organized a local cooperative which was in the process of being certified by the Government. He was working with COPE to develop a bee … Continue reading

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Patience Needed as Disaster Strikes

Even though we did not agree, the Government told us we had to use the old bore hole. As you may remember, we were waiting on the certification report from the Government so we could begin plumbing in the old … Continue reading

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Racing Inertia

Victor and Joshua are working as fast as they can to prepare a grant for the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka for our bee raising project in Solwezi. The grant will fund the entire project. There is just one problem. Getting … Continue reading

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Zambia Election Results and Conflict

President Lungu was declared the winner in a very tight election. He needed 50% plus one, and he received 50.3%. Sadly, his opponent Hakainde Hichilema has declared he will not accept the results. He accuses the Election Commission of colluding … Continue reading

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Zambia Completes Vote

Zambians went to the polls yesterday to elect a new President and Ministers for the next 4 years. While the campaign was marred by violence between the two leading parties, election day seems to have gone smoothly. Turnout was very … Continue reading

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News from Chilupula: New Headman and Progress at Mwachilele

Victor had the honor of being invited to the Installation of the new Headman for Chilupula Village. Victor took some pictures of the installation ceremony. We are confident that the new leadership will continue to support our projects in Chilupula. … Continue reading

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Mwachilele School Ready to Drill

Victor just returned from Mwachilele School after meeting to determine the readiness to start drilling the borehole. Thanks to the hard work of the Birmingham-Covington School in Michigan, the school can now have access to clean drinking water. The drilling … Continue reading

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