If you would like to make a donation to The Livingstone Initiative's Sourcing Water for Agriculture, then please fill in the form below and donate what you can.. We need to raise £5,200 to pay for an underground water mapping survey of the school's 750 hectares of agricultural land to enable us to plan a long-term agricultural programme.
We strongly believe that it is not only very important to be able to feed the school and sell surplus produce to contribute to its long-term sustainability, but also vital to teach the girls how to grow and harvest food, which will help them to raise their own families in the future.
We are about to commission an underground water mapping survey on the school's 750 hectares of agricultural land.
For this survey, we need to raise £5,200.
This hydrology survey will tell us where there are underground reserves of water, how much water is there and how deep. This information is vital if the school is going to be able to have a viable agricultural programme to help feed the pupils and staff, market surplus produce and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the school in Chama.
Once the survey has been undertaken by an expert from Lusaka our agricultural consultant will travel up to Chama to walk the land and advise where to site solar-powered boreholes, storage ponds and where best to grow trees, graze cattle and fence off land for growing much needed crops.
This is an incredibly worthwhile cause.
If the school has enough water to grow food to feed itself, and teach the pupils how to grow and harvest food, then this will truly help the girls in Chama to build a bright future.
These funds will pay for the survey, the expert's time, transport from Lusaka to the school and accommodation.
The Livingstone Initiative is a Scottish Charity, SC052972, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
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