Collecting Sewing Machines

Mpongwe’s People helps to support a sewing cooperative in Mpongwe, which employs local women to make school uniforms. Many of these uniforms go to children in the OVC programme, so this is a vital part of the supply chain!

We are so grateful for donations of sewing machines that recently arrived in Zambia. A special thanks to Andrew and Kate who have coordinated the UK side and Steve and Ann, pictured below filling their car in Zambia with sewing machines!

Sponsored walk raises over £3,000!

At the beginning of June a few Mpongwe’s People supporters did a sponsored walk from King Alfred’s Tower to Charmouth, a distance of about 60 miles. Our journey started on the Leland trail which was established in King Henry the VIII’s time during Leland’s tour of the west country. Judging by the height of the nettles in certain parts you wondered whether it had been used much since the middle ages! The route took us across farmland and through familiar sounding villages but when you are walking as opposed to driving you soon lose a sense of where you are. We were blessed with wonderful weather which highlighted the beauty of the countryside and made us appreciate the area we live in.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored us as we raised over £3,000 between us all which will go towards the orphan and vulnerable children programme in Mpongwe, Zambia.

Ant Webb

Twins update

Thanks so much to everyone who gave so generously to support these twins who were being abused in their village. Through the intervention of our OVC team in Mpongwe, they were rescued and are now being looked after by a Christian Orphanage. We are hoping to also get their two sisters into this lovely place soon. The twins have been checked by a nurse. Their legs had become stiff through being kept in a pit and they were malnourished but expected to make a good recovery. Their care at this orphanage is around £40 per month per child so if you’d like to help with this, please do get in touch. Thanks so much for your care and concern, this really does make a difference!

The twins are pictured here with the lady who will be their house Mum!

Urgent Appeal

The OVC team have been visiting many of the different districts around the Mpongwe area, checking in on children, guardians and caregivers. In one of the districts, they found these twin boys around 3-4 years old. They have been abused and needed urgent hospitalisation for severe malnutrition. The local church are trying to look after the children but will need some extra help for medical expenses. If you’d like to give to this cause, please click here: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/mpongwespeople.

Thanks for your help!