Planting A Future

Planting A Future

We try to empower people in a rural area in Zambia with skills, infrastructure and education. We also fight to end chronic hunger.

We are trying to grow Breadfruit Trees and other fruit trees like PawPaw, Banana, Mango or Papaya in Zambia in order to provide them to Schools and poor households. We want to end chronic hunger and malnutrition among children and other vulnerable people in Zambia. We are planting trees, fruits and veggies and take care of a permanent water supply for our community. Also we try to create a self-sustaining community and offer the perspective of Jobs and work to the less fortunate, and especially to women. We are building a sewing room to teach women how to tailor clothes. We also build a library to teach children and adults how to ready to fight illiteracy. Education is the key. That is why we are helping families to pay for their children's School fees andtry to find Sponsors for them. We are an ambitious project, located in the Kazungula District in Zambia. Numerous volunteers help collecting seeds for the nursery and watering the seedlings, build the sewing room and library and work hard to Change people's lives. Also we recieve so much love and help from our friends from Germany, the United States and Australia. Planting A Future - Love without Borders - ...a fruit garden for each home. ...an orchard for each school.

Mission: We want to fight chronic hunger and malnutrition and create a food secure Zambia by supplying vulnerable people and institutions with fruit trees. We want to create jobs and educate people, both children and adults through teaching them skills such as sewing and teaching them English and how to read. Also we help paying school fees for the less fortunate through a sponsorship programme. We want to ensure a permanent water supply throughout the year for our community. We want to create a self-sustaining community. We want to change lives and open minds.

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First PAF Workshop on “Sack Gardening”

We had our first educational workshop on Sack Gardening and how to re-use old plastic buckets, maize sacks and banana stems to plant veggies in those. :)
Check our blog for more info and pics!
https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/first-paf-workshop-on-sack-gardening/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com Guess what?! Just a few days ago Wesley was leading the first PAF Workshop on Sack Gardening. Five headmen of the area welcomed this workshop to be held by us. We don’t really have facilities…

[05/30/19]   Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there! Keep being a good role model for your kids.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there 💐❤️

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Giving is a Gift

It seems a small thing to do to hand out some plants to vulnerable people. But it has a huge impact on their lives. Please take 3 minutes to read our newest blog post and meet Banene Naomi (99 years old!) and Mary and Maluba! 😊❤️

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/giving-is-a-gift/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com Today PAF went back to our roots. Wesley has been out in the surrounding villages to hand out some plants to people in need. And I know it doesn’t sound like much, but due to severe drought p…

PAF is now trying something new. The kitchen garden concept, you ask? Well.. Read our blog for details!

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/the-kitchen-garden-concept/

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Belated Xmas Surprise

Well.. All over the world people enjoy Easter with their families.. In Chinkonono a few days ago our PAF members celebrated a belatee Christmas. ;)
Check our blog for more infos!

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/belated-xmas-surprise/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com Well… Easter is almost over already. But guess what? Our PAF members just recieved their Xmas parcels from last year a few days ago ;) Bruni, Julie and 2 of her workmates sent the parcels out…

Happy Easter, everyone 🐇🐣🐰

Our kids are helping to collect leaves and greens for the new trench gardening that we are trying at PAF Center to help us with irrigation during dry season. 🌱

PAF members meeting... Lots of things have been discussed. We will update you soon about the most important developments.

The small greenhouse is now being prepped for the first planting. Once the soil is wet enough we are sure it will work out great.

The Butterfly Tree Charity

#CLIMATECHANGE
The Southern Province of #Zambia is experiencing a severe drought, coupled with unseasonably high temperatures. March should see crops flourishing, and rivers and streams flowing. The rainy season never came and already the communties are experiencing water and food shortages. The river in Nyawa in March 2018 - the same view in March 2019. #Boreholes and bags of maize are in much need.

Greenhouses-the next step - hard work but now its done… the first is ready now

[03/08/19]   Happy Women's Day to all the ladies out there!
#womenpower

This Is Africa

Just for your own interest :)

The award-winning Zambian film “I Am Not a Witch” will be the country’s first film to debut on Netflix. It joins other African films, such as “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” on the international streaming service.
https://thisisafrica.me/rungano-nyonizambian-film-i-am-not-a-witch-debuts-on-netflix/

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PAF Shop is open now

Breaking News: Our PAF Shop is open! Come pass by and grab some biscuits and a soda!
Check the link below for details!

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/paf-shop-is-open-now/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com Finally. Finally we were able to open the shop at PAF Center. It took a while to sort things out and get our order done. But now the goods and items were all delivered. Our PAF member Venuli, the s…

[02/14/19]   Happy Valentine's Day to you all :)

We are wishing everyone a happy new year! May 2019 grant you with health, happiness and success in all you strive for!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Enjoy a few days with your families and loved ones ❤️🎅🎄 Thank you for all your support and love this year!

We are wishing you all a wonderful 3rd Advent 🕯️🕯️🕯️

Christmas time... We recieved a little gift from our friend Murray from Australia. Thank you so much 🎄🎅
This will be a good read :)

We wish all our friends a peaceful 2nd advent with family and all people you love 🕯️🕯️

We are wishing you all a peaceful 1st Advent. 🕯️

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Greenhouse 4.0

Folks, it is happening. We are almost done with the new and bigger greenhouse at PAF Center. Right now we are waiting for the shade netting to arrive so we can finish it up.
Check our blog for more pics and info!

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/greenhouse-4-0/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com You guys all know that PAF basically started with planting fruit trees and handing thm out to people in need. Of course back then we set up a greenhouse to protect the saplings. This one was, how c…

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Zambian Mall, our PAF Shop

Window shopping in Chinkonono? Our PAF Shop is almost done. Check our blog for more info and pics :)

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/zambian-mall-our-paf-shop/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com You know the deal. You are home and feel like eating that special fruit or chocolate or you realize you forgot to buy soap. What do you do? You just get outside walk or drive a few minutes and get …

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Meet Sonic, the PAF caretaker

Folks, meet Sonic! He is our long awaited caretaker at PAF Center!
Check our blog for more info about him and his job:

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/meet-sonic-the-paf-caretaker/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com Many times did we announce that PAF is trying to find a caretaker for PAF Center. And guess what…after years of waiting we finally found someone. Meet Sonic, everyone! Name: …

Our greenhouse shaping up.☺

[10/24/18]   Happy Independence Day to all our Zambian friends! 🇿🇲

Our greenhouse is taking shape😊.Guess how we get the shape we want?while!we use tree wedge and human power😉

We are building our long awaited greenhouse.Here you can see Gwisai and PAF members measuring and cutting pipes.

Hard manual work for Wesley and Denmark, getting rid off all the shrubs at PAF Center 💪🏿

Time to nourish the mind and soul! reading time in our Library 📚📖

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Cabbage Big Style

Not only tomato is important for Zambian meals, cabbage is too. Lloyd visited our PAF member Raphael who shows us his veggie garden. Check our blog for more info!

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/cabbage-big-style/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com You already know that maize and tomato are 2 of the core ingredients of the majority of Zambian and sub-saharan African meals. But we also have to add cabbage to that list. It is full of nutrients …

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Ta Te Ti Tomato

It's harvest time in Chinkonono. Tomato is one of the most important veggies for African families. So of course our PAF members try to grow them. Check our blog for more!🍅🍅

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/ta-te-ti-tomato/

plantingafuture.wordpress.com Since we moved our PAF garden closer to PAF Center it is much easier to grow veggies. People work hard to make sure they supply their families and the village with veggies. This season we focus on …

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Banana Prices

Anybody wanna buy some sweet bananas? 🍌🍌
Hurry before Lloyd eats them all ;)

https://youtu.be/mSepmLsXDMc

Yummy bananas fresh from the tree? Check this out. Very good price too. ;)

Brand new football kit for our PAF Warriors donated by our friends from York City. This will go a long way in dressing our youths as they represent the village and PAF in tournaments.
Thanks to York City Supporters Club for the blossoming partnership!
Check them out here:
York City Supporters' Trust Official

And one of the best things: the people from Chinkonono recieved Honorary Membership. How cool is that, folks?

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Chinkonono Shopping Mall

Things are moving :)

https://plantingafuture.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/chinkonono-shopping-mall/i

plantingafuture.wordpress.com You guys all know what it is like: you just feel an itch and wanna go buy some stuff or go window shopping. All that is impossible in Chinkonono. You eat what you grow, you wear what you sew or can…

Building shelves for our new shop at PAF center 👷🏾‍♂️

PAF is planting tomatoes now. It is hard work under the Zambian sun. But our women got it 🍅💪

[07/05/18]   As we fight to reduce household poverty in chinkonono and surrounding villages we are asking members and supporters to take part in prioritising new projects to embark on.
The proposed projects are as follows!
1 Purchase and installation of greenhouse
2 Welding and metal fabricating workshop
3 A poultry farm to raise chickens and eggs
4 A carpentry workshop
5 Peanut butter processing
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6 Piggery
7 Village conference hall.
Lets brainstorm together and help PAF executive prioritise.Thanks for loving without borders.

What a handy man...Wesley attaching the new water pump to our hammer mill 👍

[07/04/18]   We are wishing all our American friends a happy Independence Day 2018 :)

Happy day in Chinkonono..not only was it Bruni's birthday yesterday, but Omart's goat also gave birth to 4 cute baby goats 😍❤

Hey...look at that. Our PAF coordinator Wesley ist trying out his new toy: the big oven he built. Look at those beautiful buns. Can you smell it too? Yummy!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there :)

[05/10/18]   Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there :)

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Donations of any kind are highly welcome and will bring smiles on many many faces in our community. If you want to send some (English) books for our library project or other material goods you consider helpful for Planting A Future, please feel free to send them here: Lloyd Kasela Planting A Future P.O. Box 620288 Kalomo Zambia If you want to get involved as a member or sponser a child to help pay school fees or if you just want to donate some money, please send it to the folling bank account: Account Holder: Juliane Friedrich Bank: comdirect Location: Quickborn, Germany IBAN: DE30 2004 1144 0752 5074 00 SWIFT/BIC: COBADEHD044 Reference: Planting A Future, Purpose, your name (purpose: donation, sponsorship, membership) PayPal: Account Holder: Juliane Friedrich Location: Berlin, Germany Email: [email protected] Reference: Planting A Future, Purpose, your name (purpose: donation, sponsorship, membership) Thank you guys so much! We appreciate every sort of donation and interest in our organization. Please feel free to contact us for any further information about Planting A Future.
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