The final phase of the construction of the janitorial building will be completed in 2017 and Jimmy, our caretaker, will move in probably July 2017.
Architect: Professor of Architecture at NTNU in Trondheim, Fredrik Lund, has offered to draw the houses. He has planned to live in Zambia two months to realize the plans 2017-2018.
Mugove Walter Nyika can instruct in the construction of houses made by natural materials. We plan to start school and community in 2018.
PLANTS ON L14-LAND
We have signed an agreement with Amon Silomba to make fences around 2 hectares of L14 plot for planting seeds and small plants in the nursery in fall of 2017. We need someone who can water the plants and plant them in December 2017. We sow seeds for having fruit trees, living fence and essential oils.
In August, we plan to have a meeting with all neighboring farmers to offer a deal of growing plants that provide essential oils to be used for soap and cosmetic production. If we are in the process of cooperating with farmers, we have the opportunity, supported by LUSH, to build a factory that can do the process of extracting essential oils from the crops. Lush is an international company that makes handmade soaps and cosmetics from organic vegetable oils.
Websites: https://www.lushnorge.no/ and https://www.se.lush.com
Mugove Walter Nyika is already having a deal with Lush, so we can just start growing. As the plot has waited for two years, a lot of chemicals and poisons have been cleared from the ground and we can start our organic farming.
EDUCATING VULNERABLE WOMEN
Mugove Walter Nyika will start training 35 women on the L2 plot last week of August 2017. The women will mainly come from the area around the plot. Mugove and Amon Silomba will meet the women in July 2017 and make a baseline regarding the women and the plot. They will work for a week in September to sow seeds in the nursery and a week in December to plant the new seedlings. Hopefully the rainseason in 2018 will water the plants and in August 2018 we start a new “nursery” and a similar cultivation process.
Wenche S. Manneråk and Lena Möller Sundström have already started the education in Forum Syd, but aslo members of Seed of Hope International and Home of Hope Zambia can attend a training course organized by Forum Syd.
We will continue to organize a party for the children we support, hand out schoolfees and clothes, etc. together with carrying out various activities, be family to each other and eat dinner together.
We hope that many members of the association and other friends will be able to visit Zambia in June / July 2018.
PARTICIPATION IN AID-ACTIVITIES
The picture shows: The children and their mothers or caregivers, all participating in the organization and planning of the party as well as a gang from Sweden and Norway.