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Our annual Christmas party,
thanks to kind people in the United States
October 3, 2010 - Every Christmas since 2007, Zambia
Hope children have received a lot of joy from the good
people of Frederick, Maryland and Gainesville, Florida
who send them greetings cards and presents for the season.
Zambia Hope News update --
In the fall of 2009, Hope Farm planned a major planting
of soy beans, which are a profitable crop in Zambia.
Following a request from Adamson and Anne Musonda, directors
of Zambia Hope International, Hope Mountain Foundation
sent $4,000 for this purpose. Full
Christmas cards for all the children
Fourteen residents of the Turkey Creek community in
Gainesville, Florida joined together to sign Christmas
cards for all the children in schools supported by Zambia
Hope International. The cards were sent to Zambia in
time for the second annual Christmas dinner, which is
provided for all the children by Zambia Hope. The Florida
group, many of them seniors, were invited to participate
in the project by Gwen Rogers. Earlier, several of the
residents had donated teddy bears to be sent to the
ZAMBIAN CHILDREN UPDATE
CAROLING and REFRESHMENTS
Tuesday, December 23rd at 6:30PM
Come and listen to Tom Cromwell give a presentation
on the many orphaned children we are helping in Zambia.
Many ladies here in the forest spent a few afternoons
writing over 515 Christmas cards so that these children
would receive them for the holidays. We in this country
are so fortunate and blessed. These children have nothing
and no one. Please take the time to hear the story.
Caroling and refreshments will follow the short presentation.
Some of the teddy bears and other stuffed animals being
collected by friends in Florida to be donated to children
cared for by Zambia Hope.
greetings from Zambia
President Mwanawasa has declared Zambia's flood situation
a disaster. The rains have continued to pour down outrageously
causing massive floods everywhere. Thousands of people
have now been displaced in Masabouka in the Sothern
Province. In some areas kids have not been able to go
to school due to impassable roads. The planting season
is now crippled as most of the maize is submerged in
water and their growth arrested - famine this year is
a looming disaster. About 8 bridges have been washed
away in eastern, central and northern provinces. It
cannot get any worse as the power outrages have also
settled in. Due to this, economic activities have slowed
down. Weather predictions are still expecting the worst.
Our farm has not been spared and our crops have been
submerged in water - the situation is uncontrollable.
The road leading to our house is now impassable. However,
we are determined to beat all the odds.
Adamson and Anne Musonda
Orphans Celebrate with Christmas Cards from Frederick
By Sonia Boin, Frederick News Post - January 15,
They wore worn-out clothes and sat on broken benches
in a dilapidated school house, but their faces were
washed and their eyes shone with joy.
More than 600 Zambian children orphaned by AIDS waited
excitedly for their first-ever Christmas party.
No one was disappointed, according to a report from
Adamson Musonda, a Zambian farmer who began taking care
of the children seven years ago, when he started Zambia
Hope International. The nonprofit organization gives
the children education, a local clinic and the lessons
they need to combat the spread of AIDS and to have self-sustaining
jobs such as farming. Full
On December 7, ZHI received a donation of three sewing
machines worth $2,500 for the Hope Training Center,
located next to Hope School. The machines were given
by The National Credit and Servings Bank, which is owned
by the government.
The bank's Managing Director came with the media for
the delivery of the sewing machines.
man who helps orphans speaks in Frederick
By Sonia Boin, Frederick News Post - November 11,
Nine-year-old Esther loves music. She wants to be a
singer and may become a teacher.
She spends her days selling fritters outside a bar
to raise money for her grandmother.
A 7-year-old girl named Gift is so poor she can't get
the medicine prescribed by a local clinic. She dreams
of becoming a nurse. Full
Seeks to Connect Local Seniors with African Orphans
By Sonia Boin, Frederick News Post - November 11,
Thomas Cromwell was on a business trip in Africa when
he saw how dedicated a Zambian farmer is to helping
The children became orphans when their parents died
of HIV or AIDS. They go to Zambia Hope International
founder Adamson Musonda with nothing.
Zambia Hope works to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS
through teaching responsible behavior to children, and
has provided a local clinic that provides medicine to
18,000 people, according to its website.
Cromwell, president of the Civic Council Inc., a Frederick-based
nonprofit organization, said Musonda tries to give the
children a sense that they can do something with their
life, to make them self-sufficient. Full
Hope International Helps Improve Quality of Life
By Philip Chirwa, Times of Zambia - June 18, 2007
With the collapse of the traditional extended family
system, the important role that non-governmental organisations
(NGOs) play in supplementing Government efforts in helping
the underprivileged in society, especially widows and
orphans, affected by HIV/AIDS, is a notorious fact.
And one such NGO is the Zambia Hope International (ZHI),
a non-partisan, non-profit making non-governmental organisation
(NGO) whose main objective is to contribute to the improvement
of the quality of life in Zambia through the promotion
of economic empowerment among the vulnerable groups
in society. Full
Zambia Hope moves US office
Adamson and Anne Musonda have for the past few years
spent time contacting supporters in the United States
from a base in Missouri. To allow them the freedom to
focus more fully on the many projects going forward
in Zambia, they have arranged with Hope Mountain Foundation
(a tax-exempt organization set up to support non-profits
around the world) to provide support from America.
Hope Mountain is based in Frederick, Maryland. It's
president, David Richison, said, "Zambia Hope International
is doing what is needed to help orphans in Africa."
He noted that most non-profits are established by altruistic
individuals who want to help others, and that administration
and fund raising can often distract those good people
from their real work.
"We want to free up the Musondas so they can focus
on what they are best at: helping the orphans of Zambia,"
Hope launches new website
After using a basic design for its first website, Zambia
Hope, with the assistance of the US-based Civic Council,
has launched a new site. The new website not only has
basic information about Zambia Hopes projects,
it facilitates the involvement of those who would like
to volunteer their help or make donations to the projects.
Hope International (ZHI) Takes Hope to Mutakwa Village
By Laura Mushaukwa, Sunday Post December 3rd
To the north of Lusaka in the bushy landscape of Chief
Mungules area lies Mutakwa, a village endowed
with beautiful flora. As dawn breaks, sound of birds
singing and grasshoppers chirping ring through the village,
24 kilometers from Lusaka. It is a special day for the
children in this village because the newly constructed
nursery school is being opened. The children are very
happy because they are going to be accorded a chance
to have early childhood training. Many children in many
rural Zambia miss out on their childhood because they
are sidelined in the provision services such as education.
Early childhood training is very cardinal and deprivation
at this stage can have serious repercussions on the
development of the child. Full