Part of the (im)Possible

a Zambian endeavour


Serving Gleaners Vegetable Soup Mix
October 12, 2013

Feeding Hungry School Children

Recently little Moses fainted at school because he hadn’t eaten in several days. Hunger is rampant in Mbayi. Children who walk long distances to school with empty tummies have little energy to concentrate in class. Poor nutrition is affecting their mental development. Hit hard by the incident with Moses and concerned about the plight of – Read More-

Maize grown without fertilizer,
October 26, 2012

Millet for Mbayi

Millet is one of the oldest foods known to mankind. In fact, it is mentioned in the Bible for making bread and, indigenous to Africa, has been used as a staple food for thousands of years. It is inexpensive, grows well in areas with poor soil fertility, has a short growing season and is highly – Read More-

June 21, 2012

Project Report: Maize Crop

Summary Objective Supplement the needs of the most disadvantaged in Mbayi with a sustainable maize crop. Cost $1,000 in the first year. $2,000 in the second year. Funding Status Complete   The Details Upon arriving in Mbayi one is first struck by the desperation for food. With little money it is difficult to purchase seed, – Read More-

April 11, 2012

Some Good and Bad News

WOW- look at what they’ve accomplished!!!! Using hoes, axes, shovels and lots of muscle power our stumping team have managed to clear a huge space for the proposed Health Post. We even have a qualified builder, with papers, living in our community who has volunteered his services. Keeping costs to a minimum by utilizing their – Read More-

March 15, 2012

Excitement in Mbayi

Stumping, planting, receiving – there’s a real buzz throughout Mbayi! Tuesdays and Thursdays have become stumping days. Keen to prepare the area allocated for our very own Health Post, a vigorous bunch of volunteers are clearing land and I’m pleased to be helping by providing, each day, a meal cooked for the workers out in – Read More-

November 17, 2011

Working with the School

Last week I sat down with the Head Teacher of Mbayi Middle Basic School ( the government was just starting to build it when I arrived ) to formally discuss how we – the teachers , you and I -could best work together within their daily program to improve the lives of children. I had – Read More-

August 4, 2011

A Good Maize Crop is Crucial to Survival

So much depends on maize (corn). It’s the staple, ground to make maize meal (flour) which in turn is used to cook nshima. And everybody in Mbayi depends on nshima. It’s filling and when combined with veggies provides an adequate meal. However, when you live in chronic poverty, access to seeds is difficult enough but – Read More-

July 7, 2011


They never dared to dream that it was a possibility. Even traveling to collect it, they suspended belief. Now it’s a reality, huge, momentous – Mbayi has its very own mill! The most amazing thing happened!I used to frequent his business, and then just a few months ago Andy emailed me with some great news.The – Read More-

May 7, 2011

Energy Bars – who knew?

When I lived in Canada (yes- Zambia feels like home now!) I always carried a sportzone energy bar in my purse for those times, I’m sure many of you can relate, when the day got too busy and only junk food was readily available. My friend Susan and I bought them by the box at – Read More-

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