Jan Irene Miller fundraising for Overland Missions
Donate and spread the word to bring 1,500 residents of Nsongwe Village, Zambia electricity for their clinic and school.
Tokaleya tribal residents of Nsongwe Village, near Livingstone, Zambia, will improve their lives when electricity arrives in the village and is installed in the school and clinic buildings. It will immediately improve the healthcare and education of the residents of Nsongwe and attract and retain teachers at the school by improving their living and working conditions.
In September 2012, the community received the necessary funds donated through Overland Missions, and the Zambia Electric Supply Company (ZESCO) has been contracted to extend electric power to the village.
On November 2nd a large truck made its way along the dirt road to deliver the first set of power poles. The transformer arrived from Lusaka and is being installed.
The villagers are motivated to be part of this project by donating their crafts and working together to prioritize and coordinate the projects. Crafts were sold by American and South African volunteers on behalf of the villagers.
The village formed a sustainability committee (NSUDECO). NSUDECO has been coached to look to their external stakeholders to get support to improve their village. These stakeholders include the department of Education, Health and the Zambian Environment Management Agency. NSUDECO is looking after the future of Nsongwe.
The lights are on in Nsongwe, Zambia. Running water and water storage to the clinic are the next steps to support the villagers for better healthcare while they adjust to having electricity and advance their dreams of creating jobs within their community. We're raising the next $7K.
Please visit the Nsongwe Facebook page to stay up to date with this project.