The Miners’ Welfare Trust (MWT) in Luanshya was formed to help the families of miners who had lost their jobs due to the closure of the oldest copper mine in the Copperbelt Province. In early 2009, participants from the women’s division of MWT attended a water awareness seminar, and later a BioSand filter workshop in July. The women live in [...]

Kenner Vineyard helped launch Seeds of Hope’s new main BioSand filter factory in Ndola by providing funds to build an innovative sand sorting machine and construct a roof for the factory.    The Ndola factory is where BioSand filter trainings take place, and where we develop new ways to prepare the media that fills the filters, improve designs for the [...]

Tony Malunga oversees one of the small-scale factories that Kenner Vineyard has helped establish is in the Lusaka region.   In Zambia, members of the military are posted in barracks around the country to provide peace keeping and community service to needy areas. Tony, a soldier posted in the Lusaka region, received training through AFMAC (the African Manzi Center, a [...]

Kafue is a town in south-centra Zambia, roughly 40km south of Lusaka,Zambia's capital. Located on the northern bank of the Kafue River, Kafue's water-stressed status comes not from a shortage of water, but a scarcity of safe water sources. Contamination is mainly caused by inadequate sanitation practices throughout the community. In 2009, Kenner Vineyard partnered with Seeds of Hope to [...]

In the Copperbelt community of Mushili in Northern Zambia, the 8,000 community members relied primarily on shallow, hand-dug wells for water. The water they drew there was full of disease, and water-borne ailments were a common part of life.    On July 2, 2010 the Seeds of Hope drilling crew completed a borehole in Mushili’s bustling marketplace. A central location [...]

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