A huge storm has just passed over Kasisi. A Zambian downpour in the rainy season would probably bring many of our experts from hydrology institutes to their feet, but there is no crisis response team at the Home. Instead there is great JOY. Nobody worries when there is water on the playground and that the fun and games have to stop for a while.
In recent months, despite the expected rainy season, there has been too little rainfall. The prolonged intervals between rains have meant that many of the sown crops will not yield enough food, and there are growing efforts in the country to halt maize exports to boost grain reserves and ensure food security for Zambians. And while the government assures that it has built up sufficient stocks in its storage facilities, people are already worried about rising food prices and problems with food availability in the market.
Fortunately, thanks to you, we have a pantry. By visiting it regularly, especially now, today, you will make sure that the consequences of the current drought will be felt as little as possible for our kids. Lilien can’t wait to see what will appear on our pantry shelves today. After such visits, the joy is on a par with that brought by the rain, and the gratitude is indescribable.
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.