EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2013
Dear friends and family,
Last fall, I was lucky enough to travel to Zambia as part of my dissertation research on international dams and cooperation. Part of the trip was spent traveling through a number of villages along the lower Zambezi River, visiting the Gwembe Tonga. I was very fortunate to have Jairos Mazambani as my interpreter and guide. While I was there, Jairos was able to bring me around the villages and introduce me to people whom I could interview.
Jairos is a good man. He is the treasurer of his church and is trying to raise money to secure funding for his church’s school (see his letter below). I am writing to ask, if you are willing, to help me in raising a small amount of money to help him and his cause. If you are so inclined, please contribute. I'm trying to collect by August 15th.
You may contribute in two ways:
Either through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send me a check at:
810 NW 23rd St. #7
Corvallis, OR 97330
Thanks for reading! I hope all of you are well.
I am happy to hear from you that you are back in America.
My family is okay although i was not feeling well few weeks ago due to painful right shoulder. Any way it is an old case which comes and goes after talking some medicines. At the moment i am okay and thinking of going back to the farm on 28 May 2013 Tuesday to continue harvesting my maize.
Chawama Pilgrim Wesleyan Church started in early 1970s at Chawama township after a group of people opted to worship and spread a word of almighty God to Chawama community. And by then the people used to conduct Church services in the council welfare and other Govt buildings on rent basis every sunday.
There are so many Pilgrim Wesleyan Churches in Zambia which are under one National Office but have got different first names e.g CHAWAMA as our first name.
Although we are under one National name, but each Church runs its own affairs independently. Each Church raises their own money for better development of their church without any interference of our National office.
On the 6 July 1997 the Church managed to secure a plot where we built our own Church. Because of good attendance to the members, the church was extended much bigger to accommodate the large cloud of people. But the extension of the church is not yet finished to date.
The church registered a NURSERY SCHOOL after building our own church to enable ORPHANS and other vulnerable children go to school.
We started in January 1993 with 25 orphans but the number was increased to 50 children after one year in operational due to demand from the vulnerable people.
So the school has been in the existence for about 23 years but with a lot financial problems to pay teachers' salaries, buying of desks and other goods for use to the vulnerable children.
We only take young children from the age of 3 three to 10 ten years old because it is a nursery school and ends at grade 4 level only.
We would like our school to continue up to upper grades but since we do not have a capacity to run these grades, we ended in grade 4 level. We just want at least a child to have a knowledge or an ability to read and write.
As a church TREASURER, I am entrusted by the church to borrow money from the community within outside the country. It is just a voluntary work, i am not paid any thing, not even in kind.
Find attached hereto Occupancy license of our Church number 10/601 in Chawama township and a certificate of registration of Nursery school.
I hope to hear from you soon.
With warm regards to you and family.
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