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£500raised of £3,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £500 to Establish a child feeding station in Mulyata, a small impoverished village in Zambia.

    BALLYMENA
    Funded on Friday, 2nd August 2019

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    Along with a team of 9 others, I visited an orphanage operating in Zambia during 2017 to volunteer to do some building work and general maintenance. Also on the site, there was a primary school which as well as educating the children living in the orphanage, also was attended by the children from the local village of Mulyata. These children were very poor and were visibly under-nourished. Many of the children did not eat everyday.

    We want to help these children by establishing a feeding station in their village - with the aim of providing at least one nourishing meal per day to each child.

    We are travelling to Zambia in May to purchase a plot of land and begin planning to build a 'community kitchen' that can feed the children. Our plan is to also benefit the wider community by arranging with local people to grow as much of the food needed for the feeding scheme in return for a fair price for the crops. In addition, the scheme will provide employment initially for 2 people to operate and manage the scheme, with the potential for more as the scheme grows.

    Help us help the children of Mulyata, please donate to help us get the feeding station established.

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    • Alistair Kerr1 month ago
      Alistair Kerr

      Alistair Kerr

      1 month ago

      We're pleased to report that drilling for water at the site in Mulyata has been completed, striking water at 35 metres deep! This will provide water for the building project and also eventually for the feeding program. A huge thank you to all of you who have supported the work to get it to this point. We hope to start work on foundations for the feeding station in the next few weeks. @ Kitwe, Copper Belt, Zambia

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    • Alistair Kerr2 months ago
      Alistair Kerr

      Alistair Kerr

      2 months ago

      We have taken a huge step forward in the last week. Work has started to clear the land in preparation for the water bore hole to be drilled and then for foundations to be started. There is no machinery so we have employed a team of people from the village who are clearing the area by hand using machetes. Once the vegetation is cleared, the ground will be levelled using a traditional 'foot stamping' method. This should be completed in about 2 weeks.

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    • Alistair Kerr3 months ago
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      3 months ago

      We just returned home from Zambia 2 weeks ago. During our trip we took the following actions: • We purchased 1 hec of land adjacent to the village school • Agreed to drill a water bore hole to provide clean water • A village co-op will be set up to grow crops required by the feeding program • We plan to bring electricity into the village . • Employed a local project manager & 2 cooks who will prepare/ cook the food for the children, starting the feeding program by November 2019. 8 gbp /$10 /mnth will provide 1 high nutrition meal per day

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    8

    • Tony McElhinney

      Tony McElhinney

      Jun 17, 2019

      Amazing work folks! Well done!

      £50.00

    • Rosemary Williamson

      Rosemary Williamson

      Jun 11, 2019

      Alistair your story is amazing, good luck on your amazing task

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 11, 2019

      Keep up the great work. I attend a church in the states called Elevation and serving/volunteering is at the heart of what we believe and do.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 23, 2019

      From The Fellowship in Ballymurphy. Will be keeping you all in Prayer as you as you seek to do The Lord’s work in Zambia . Matthew 25 v 35

      £300.00

    • Shauneen Graham

      Shauneen Graham

      May 2, 2019

      Good luck!

      £20.00

    • Heather Chesney

      Heather Chesney

      Apr 13, 2019

      Wishing you a safe and successful trip. You are doing great work x

      £30.00

    • Lyndsey Jackson

      Lyndsey Jackson

      Apr 13, 2019

      Wishing you the very best of luck.

      £20.00

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    Alistair Kerr

    Alistair Kerr

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    Mulyata Children's Mission is a small charity established in Northern Ireland to raise funds to provide food & clothing for impoverished children in Zambia.

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