What have we been up to?

Update – June 2014

Well honestly speaking the past two years have really been incredible. I have learnt a great deal, as have the trustees. It has become quite clear that patience is a great skill to have in this industry. I guess I thought it would be easy! We’d register the charity, find out what the need was and then raise funds and then get the help to those who need it. I had an idealistic view on life.

What I’m begining to understand is that as in every industry there are rules and regulations to ensure things are done properly.

So, back to the question – What have we been up to? Here are a few things we have been up to:

  • Registering the Charity officially in the UK and Zambia
  • Getting costings for building works
  • Running Our first campaign
  • Regrouping to look at more cost effective ways to deliver services in Zambia
  • Seeking advice from those who are in the industry

 

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Zambia Research Trip

Group photo of participants
Zambia Research

In July 2012 two trustees went to the Garden House Compound in Lusaka. The area in which the Monica Kirk Foundation  has a plot of land. The aim was to consult with the people living in the area, to see how best we can benefit them.

We spent some time talking to individuals and groups within the area. We asked questions and listened to what the people thought was a priority to them.

An overwhelming majority of the residents said they needed medical facilities, especially antenatal and under 5’s care within the area.

Here are some pictures of the lovely people we met while we were out there:
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