Meet our micro-fund recipients
Vice president Jim Boud and his wife Linda went to Zambia in March 2016. As soon as they stepped off the plane they met our 55 micro-fund recipients. Old, young, men, women, able-bodied and handicapped alike each approached Jim. With tears in their eyes, they thanked him for giving them so much. It didn’t matter if it was a simple sewing machine or tools to cut hair, each person was thankful to the point of tears, Jim says it was the most tender thing he has ever witnessed and begged us to keep it up. Thanks to the generous support of many of you, we are happy to report we will start our phase two micro-fund program in January 2017 and give 55 more applicants a chance to create a job for themselves.
Building a place to hold our meetings
We are making two dreams come true. ZSF is funding the construction of a building that will fulfil two needs. On Sunday it will make Pastor Francis and his congregation happy as it serves as a beautiful church. During the week, it will make our micro-fund recipients happy as a place to hold their much needed brainstorming meetings.
The Zambia Night Celebration
If you missed the Zambia Night Celebration, you missed a great night of recharging your batteries.
The meeting was held at the lovely new Kaysville library. We had about sixty people in attendance. The highlights of that evening included reading thank you letters from our students in Zambia, and a presentation from Halee Roth showing us how to find the pictures and names of of ZSF recipients.
In 2016, ZSF funded 46 elementary school teachers, 93 college students, 172 high school students, and 55 micro-fund recipients. We are very happy with these numbers, but it is a bit overwhelming to maintain their support. We need your help now more than ever to keep all these kids and teachers in school!
Please note: If you wish to send a package to your school (nice pens, nice calendars, sewing kits, solar powered flash lights, hair bows, baseball caps, etc.), please send enough for all of the students on our program at your school. Send your packages to our two employees in Zambia and they will see that the items get to your school:
Tobias Mangani and Kelvin Chundu
Zambia’s Scholarship fund
PO Box 410212
Kasama, Northern Province
Thank you for a fantastic year. Let’s keep up the momentum in 2017!