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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Nelson Mandela said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Remember, clean water promotes life, and sanitation provides dignity.

Hunger is a Terrible Thing

Some children who will benefit from the food aid
Many children in the village where we work spend their day battling hunger, food insecurity, and poverty. Hunger limits one’s life in a way that is difficult to describe because you are constantly thinking about getting food, keeping food and not knowing when you are going to eat next. It’s a vicious cycle. Hunger and poverty can take one’s childhood away. We know that hungry children can’t learn in school if they feel sick, get distracted and start to fall behind due to lack of food. Many of the local preschool children have not been able to attend class as ...

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Project Proposal: Borehole (Waterwell) in Munyanya Village

Project Proposal: Borehole (Waterwell) in Munyanya Village; Location: Country of Zambia, Africa; Village: Munyanya, Located 40 Miles West of Livingstone on the Zambezi River. This well will provide clean water to 250 people in Munyanya Village. One of the main causes of death among the people, that we work with, is diarrheal diseases, resulting from contaminated water. Funding for this well is $10,000.00. We have a gift of $2,400.00, so the remainder needed is $7,600.00. Clean water is the beginning of everything! This price covers the drilling, casing, Mark II ...

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Project Proposal: Forty Foot Seaworthy Container

Project Proposal: Forty Foot Seaworthy Container; Location: Country of Zambia, Africa; Village: Munyanya, Located 40 Miles West of Livingstone on the Zambezi River. The container will be filled with educational materials for our preschool; primary school students (grades 1 – 9); and literacy program. In addition, supplies for our basketball, tee-ball, soccer, and volleyball programs will be shipped in the container. Hand tools (non-electric) will be shipped for our rural building programs. Once the container arrives, it will become a library and school classr...

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Project Proposal: Youth Tee Ball in Munyanya Village

Project Proposal: Youth Tee Ball; Location: Country of Zambia, Africa; Village: Munyanya, Located 40 Miles West of Livingstone on the Zambezi River. The project will develop a Tee Ball program with over a hundred children. In addition, there will be opportunities for volleyball, basketball, netball and soccer. Partners in Development has built a preschool in the Village providing education, tutoring for primary school students (grades 1-9), and literacy for adults. There is a need for volunteers to work in our sports and educational programs (see the attached ...

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Working to Change Situations In Munyanya

Mary Livingstone, wife of Dr. David Livingstone, died on the Zambezi River in Mozambique in 1862 at Chupanga Village. A biographers says of her ‘She has no choices, only situations,’ describes her life in both Africa and in Europe. When we arrived in Munyanya Village we discovered a community with few options for their families -they were victims of the situation. Munyanya Village is situated forty miles west of Livingstone, Zambia, home of beautiful Victoria Falls. Working with local people we have been able to provide clean water, sanitation, primary health ...

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