2017 Update on Our Work
“Over seventy-six percent (76%) of rural Zambians face devastating poverty, denying access to safe water, education, primary health care, and food security” – Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Zambia –
The year 2017 has been exciting in Munyanya Village, near the banks of the Zambezi River, in Southern Zambia. Your gifts have brought hope to hungry families; addressed issues of poverty; while seeking to build strong sustainable communities through transforming relationships.
In 2017 your gifts have done the following:
- Opened the doors of education for over 100 students, by providing school uniforms, shoes, polish, pencils, pens, crayons, text books exercise books, math sets, dictionaries, library resources, school fees, and transport to boarding schools, which is located six hours into the ‘bush.’
- Sanitary pads are being provided on a continual basis. Girls in rural areas miss up to 50 days of school annually, because they cannot buy pads.
- Over 100 toothbrushes and toothpaste have been provided.
- Seven (7) toilets have been constructed. One of the main reasons young girls drop out of school in developing countries, is due to the lack of toilets.
- Our preschool building has solar, providing, library literacy, tailoring, and tutoring opportunities at night.
- Corn meal, beans peanut butter, fresh corn, tomatoes, onions, 500 pounds of seed corn, compound D and 9 plows provided for food security.
- We provided Veterinarian services through the local Veterinarian and the vet clinic that was built by Partners In Development.
- We hosted 16 volunteers from Kentucky, South Carolina, Ohio and Germany.
- A shipping container has been purchased. And is located at the New Fellowship Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
- Classroom building constructed.
- Two faculty houses completed.
- Curio Shop built.
- Environmental Study Center building started.
- Literacy for adults and students.
- Tutoring for students.
- Community garden started.
- 50 acres of bush is being cleared for growing crops.
- Vet student from Clemson University hosted for three weeks with the local veterinarian.
- Lady basketball player from Campbellsville University – hosted for forty days – worked with students of all ages.
- We had 3 funerals in the village, providing food, transport, and helped the local community.
Areas in which we work that we still need support:
- Doctors / Dentists / Veterinarian
All of your support, including financial, providing goods and volunteer efforts, go to rural communities in the southern part of Zambia.
Send your tax deductible gifts to:
PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMEN
c/o Greg Toulson
112 12th Street SE
Washington, D C.20003