REPORT FROM 2019
We have visited the village of Kambumbwe 5 times, – and the last two times was 2017 and 2019. Much has happened in those two years. The rugged sandy road has become a fairly nice asphalt-road. New houses, buildings and factories have sprung up along the road. The infrastructure has also been developed. The well we drilled in 2017 is very positive for the development of the village. The people have opportunities to bath, wash the dishes and do laundry. They can grow vegetables, eat healthy food and stay healthy and well. They also mix water with sand and build houses. We got the impression that the children, young people and adults are better off. They looked happier and healthier. Above all, the children were more energetic and had clearer and fresher eyes. There are still problems with HIV, disease, poverty, etc. but this is hugh steps in the right direction.
Home of Hope Zambia plans a course in permaculture later at
that same place.
As before, we gathered under the same big old tree. Pastor
Eddy preached, we sang and Lena and Wenche greeted. Then we had “swedish fika” and juice
(mixed with their own water) for everyone and distribution of clothes from Norway and Sweden.
REPORT FROM 2017
Imagine they got water for the first time in history! Now they have the opportunity to develop agriculture, get clean water for washing, drinking and cooking. Everyday is radically changed. Imagine if you lived in the heat and did not have access to clean water.
The possibilities for keeping yourself healthy have risen radically in this village!
We celebrated: Sunday, September 3, 2017, there was a big party with buns and soft drinks, speeches, cutting of the string and initiation of the well. Our organization was represented by Sheila and Wenche, and both were speaking. Sheila told us the story when she saw the lack of water in the village last year and how it caught her heart. Then she and her husband started the fundraising. The leader of the village and Eddy Bushitse, who conveyed contact and spoke faithfully on Sundays there for a long time, also spoke.
We rent a bus and also brought some of our “children”, which we have supported financially with school fees since 2009. We encourage them to help others since they themselves have received support. They were distributing food, drinks and clothes to the village-people as well as providing photographing and video-recording of the entire party!
ALL WAS AFFECTED BY THE RESULT!
A THOUSAND THANKS to all who have supported the CLEAN WATER project.
Pär wrote this invitation on Facebook in the autumn of 2016: «We travel to Zambia for 3 weeks to drill a well. We are financially responsible for travel and accommodation, but we want to raise money for the well. I, Pär Alverbäck, do not want any gifts on my 50th birthday, but I would like money for the well. You can be part of helping to make life richer for this tribe.”
Sheila, his wife, had visited the rural village of Kambumbwe and discovered that they did not actually have public water. There were some private wells 5 km away and occasionally they had audience there to meet a screaming need, but there were no sure source.
So we at Seed of Hope International promised to speak for the village when we got home, and Sheila really did. She and Pär adopted this project, and we are grateful for that.
The picture to the left is from breakfast on his birthday May 31st 2017! Pär is happy! He received 41,000 SEK as a birthday present which was given in its entirety for well drilling in Kambumbwe village, Mungole district, Zambia!
Unfortunately, Pär was not able to be part of the trip to Zambia, but August 21st 2017, the drilling started! And imagine, we found some water at 10 meters, but at 30 meters it started to flood: 10 liters per second! So we drilled down to 50 meters to ensure access. You could see the expressions of joy on the faces of the tribe-members. They got water for the first time!
Now they have the opportunity to develop agriculture, get clean water for washing, drinking and cooking. Everyday life has changed radically. Imagine if you lived in the heat and did not have access to clean water.
We in Seed of Hope International are very grateful to Pär and his wife Sheila for the initiative to raise money and the results were really good! On August 15th of the same year, we traveled to Zambia to realize the dream that Sheila had in 2016 when she first visited Zambia.
Picture to the left: Sheila and Pär in Hofors, Sweden, where they live. A beautiful couple, right?
THANKS to Sheila and Pär and everyone who has supported the CLEAN WATER project.
NO ONE WAS UNTOUCHED BY THE RESULT!