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How Caritas Czech Republic is Supporting the Development of Value Chains in Western Zambia
March 2, 2022 News

How Caritas Czech Republic is Supporting the Development of Value Chains in Western Zambia

In a quest to radically change the face of local businesses for struggling small-holder farmers in Western Province, one of the least developed regions of Zambia, Caritas Czech Republic has been working with local agri-business enthusiasts dedicated to fighting the odds and increasing agricultural productivity and value addition through innovative approaches.  The project, funded by Czech Development Agency and supported by the Zambian government as well as Czech and Zambian universities, specifically focuses on mango, cassava and organic fertilizer value chains. So far, the project has supported over 180 smallholder farmers involved in agriculture production and helped five local visionaries build brand new processing plants.

How Miyombo bought his first cows thanks to Caritas Czech Republic's ‘Saving for Change’ programme
February 11, 2022 News

How Miyombo bought his first cows thanks to Caritas Czech Republic's ‘Saving for Change’ programme

It is estimated that 82.5% of smallholder farmers in Zambia own at least one type of livestock. But despite this large percentage, it is still not easy for local people living in the rural parts of the country to own livestock because they cannot afford it. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia and the World Food Programme for introducing the savings group initiative, Miyombo Miyombo is now a proud owner of two cows.

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
January 20, 2022 News

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Richard is a two-year-old boy who, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the World Food Programme in Zambia, participated in the important Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MYCIN) and Growth, Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme that benefits his entire community and help him recover from Malnutrition.

Best of 2021 in Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia
January 7, 2022 News

Best of 2021 in Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia

Just like 2020, the year 2021 was a year like no other. We had our highs and lows. It was more like a roller-coaster especially with the outbreaks of new Covid-19 variants. Despite the challenges that affected many, including Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, there were definitely moments that we cannot forget. Let us take you through our moments of 2021 that should be remembered. 

Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Bounce Back After a Cash Injection from Caritas Czech Republic
December 17, 2021 News

Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Bounce Back After a Cash Injection from Caritas Czech Republic

The COVID-19 shock has been severe and widespread across businesses, with a persistent negative impact on sales. Small businesses particularly local traders across Zambia gravely felt the brunt of the financial dislocations with most small businesses completely shutting down, condemning hundreds of families into abject poverty. These businesses have bounced back after receiving grants from Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, through the cash-based multi-sectoral Intervention initiative project.