Participating Project

Project information

Linda Farm - Community Development: Livingstone

Linda Farm is a community of 100 people which was set up to empower and rehabilitate those with disabilities. We are building ablution blocks for improvements in sanitation and health, creating income generation projects such as a piggery, skills development workshops through a welding workshop.

3 years, in stages

Charity information: The Happy Africa Foundation Limited

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  • Need

    Need

    Linda Farm was set up to empower and rehabilitate those with disabilities. The sanitation at the farm includes 3 pit-latrines, 1 of which is full with the other 2 currently about to reach capacity. These poor conditions continue to contribute to impaired health, especially in the most vulnerable. There is a lack of skills and income generation activities for the residents and future prospects for development and improvement of the community.

    Solution

    The key objective is to support Linda Farm in their efforts to improve and develop their community through vision – better health and improving income generation opportunities. Our project will see an improvement in the sanitation and hygiene facilities for better health and better quality of life, an increase in income generation opportunities and empowerment of the physically disabled by promoting independence and improvements to facilities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the sanitation and hygiene facilities for better health and quality if life.

    Activities

    » Build 10 ablution blocks (2 toilets and 2 showers in each)

    Completed building of ablution blocks, maintenance and ease of use of facilities. Residents interviews and questionnaires on improvements in quality of life.


    Aim 2

    Increase income generation opportunities for the residents of the farm.

    Activities

    » Build a piggery - using EcoBricks (plastic bottles filled with plastic waste)
    » Renovate an old office into a welding workshop
    » Run welding skills development courses and and assist with entrepreneurship workshops, resources and materials.

    Building of workshop and number of courses run, with participant numbers. Residents making increases in income generation.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The empowerment of the physically disabled by promoting independence through the improvements and allowing them free access to facilities.
    - Residents share how facilities have increased privacy and dignity through interviews and questionnaires.
    - Residents demonstrate increases in income through piggery and welding workshop.
    -Residents share increases in skills development and employment opportunities through workshops and feedback.

    Risk

    Reliable builders - we have a steady stream of volunteers from many locations who are reliable and able to manage easily. These also reduce the costs greatly.
    Maintenance of the facilities - we include this in the budget to ensure sustainability.

    Reporting

    Quarterly Reports with photos and updates. Report or feedback on request of the donor as and when needed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £17,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Ablution Block One block cost - 2 showers and 2 toilets
      £7,000 Welding Workshop Welding workshop renovation

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Volunteers £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Linda Farm, Zambia in Livingstone, Zambia
    Linda Farm serves as a community for some of the most vulnerable families within Livingstone, many of the over 100 members of the community live with a disability. The land was donated by the government in the 1960s and supports around 13 families.

    Beneficiaries

    The residents of Linda Farm, many of whom live with disabilities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in the Livingstone communities for over 9 years.
    Due to our involvement and history of working in the Livingstone community, we have developed the relationships on the ground grassroots partners and the beneficiaries. Being an established organisation with a qualified team at the project, and the backup support of professionals at head office, we believe we are well positioned to manage this grant and deliver the program in a sustainable and impactful way.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jennifer Hughes

    Project Manager - oversees the general management of the projects and the teams on the ground.

    Memory Mundia

    Project Coordinator - local staff member in charge of day to day running of the projects.

    Sophie Olivier

    Fundraising and Marketing Manager - responsible for the sustainability of the projects and organisation as a whole.