What if there were no toilets?

Volunteers helping to build a toilet
'International Toilet Day' is a very important day, because one in ten people in the global community still have to defecate in the open. Going without access to a safe, clean toilet is serious indeed. The Zambian Army has just been deployed due to a Cholera epidemic affecting the entire country. As a result, no one really knows when public schools will re-open. However, with your support, we have done all we can. Just before the holidays, we completed our eighth toilet in Munyanya Village. Clean water, and good sanitation, are part of the first line of defense in ...

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Remember PID in Your End of Year Charitable Giving

We welcome any new or additional giving you are able to share as this good year comes to an end. The following outlines our current projects under way and future projects for 2018 that would benefit greatly from your support. Gifts to Partners In Development are tax deductible.   $10,000.00 Borehole Water  : Water supply to 250 persons in Munyanya Village   $10,000.00 Basketball Court 17 Meters x 29 Meters   $1,000.00Basketball, Soccer balls, Volleyballs,  Air pumps, shoes whistles, nets   $3,000.00 Solar energy for new classrooms   $150.00  Three ...

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Thirty Basketballs, Two Coaches and ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN!

Volunteer and Children
Happy Holidays from Livingstone, Zambia—the home of Victoria Falls. Near the Zambezi River, over 100 children came to play basketball. Kristen Jacob, from Lexington, Kentucky, along with Gorrette Mwape, one of our local students, taught the fundamentals of basketball to our children from the villages. The daily temperature was around 100 degrees (F), and training lasted four to five hours. One day was rained out, so Kristen helped build a toilet in Munyanya Village. If you think you might be able to visit, you and your family want to be a part of bringing hope to ...

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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 ...

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Shipping Container List

The following outlines our ongoing supply list for the shipping container going to the Munyanya Village in Zambia, Africa. We are still in need of many items to make this grand shipping effort as fruitful as possible. Please contact us if you can make a donation of goods or support in funding the shipment. SPORTS EQUIPMENT 1. 18 basketball goals (ones that use sand or water) 2. 200 deflated basketballs (indoor/outdoor – girls and boys all ages and sizes 3. Whistles, pumps, needles, nets 4. 100 volleyballs (deflated) –good quality25 Volleyball nets -good qualit...

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Filling a Shipping Container, ‘Making a Bundle’

“Make every home, every shack or rickety structure, a centre of learning” – Nelson Mandela, comment on education Nelson Mandela, the first President of a democratic South Africa, would also support using shipping containers as school rooms and libraries. The 40 foot container that our friends and supporters have purchased, and is now sitting in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is almost half full of supplies. This is for the people in Munyanya Village, in Zambia. Our goal for shipping is $25,000.00 (US Dollars). A few days ago, friends and supporters gave $10,000.00 ...

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Our Accomplishments of 2016 — Made Possible by Generous Donors

The year 2016 has been exciting in Munyanya Village, in Southern Zambia. Your gifts have helped bring hope to hungry families and address issues of poverty, while seeking to build strong sustainable communities—through transforming relationships. Learn about what your gifts have done in 2016.

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Volunteers Keep Us Going

We had wonderful visits from friends of Partners In Development from the US including from Kentucky, South Carolina, and Virginia. Our organization thrives not only from donations but from visits by these kind and generous individuals. Partners In Development is seeking volunteer visitors to Zambia for June through August of 2017.

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“Over seventy-six (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.

School Girls’ Needs

School children in rural Zambia face many hurdles—such as poverty, walking long distances to school, lack of clean water, and sanitation. One of the main reasons that young girls drop out of school, in developing countries, is due to the lack of sanitation. We have built seven toilets in the area where we work. Another issue the young girls face in the community, is the lack of money needed to purchase sanitary pads during menstruation. A recent report told how young girls, will miss 50 days of school yearly, because they do not have five dollars a month to purchase ...

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