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Food Security
‘We saw evidence of malnutrition in some of the children, and people whose food was running out. They didn’t know food was coming’. Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD, describes ‘an increasing scale of hardship’ witnessed in his team’s ongoing outreach to villages surrounding the Okavango Delta, and Bushman families within the Central Kalahari Game...
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Caring for the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic comes naturally to Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, perched on an eroded volcano near Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park (VNP) and in the midst of five communities collectively known as Bisate village. Recently listed in Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’, the lodge is a...
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An anecdote from voices of the Jabulani Community on the partnership with Children in the Wilderness in Zimbabwe, working on a new community garden. We heard them when then they spoke to us during community meetings, saying that we can work together to ease our plight. But we whispered amongst ourselves, “Our folk love to...
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, has embarked on a mission to support rural communities in the Zambezi region, through the provision of food relief, hygiene products as well as educational assistance in the form of student allowances. Valued at USD31 600, the support has impacted...
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Work has just finished on the Lukosi Clinic garden’s borehole conversion. Thanks to Grand Circle Foundation, the borehole has been converted from an electric pump to a solar-powered system. Located in the clinic’s vegetable garden, the borehole provides the water needed to sustain the crops which feed the clinic patients. Due to constant power cuts...
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Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the CITW Zambezi operation covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests through Pack for a Purpose. Our guests have shown considerable generosity and support for...
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Jakalasi Primary School, in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe, has just had a new inverter installed on the school borehole, thanks to funds raised by the Rotary Club of Port Orange-South Daytona, Florida. The previous inverter stopped working a few weeks ago, meaning the borehole could not be used and water needed to be sourced from another borehole....
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Brenda Finaughty is our CITW Zambezi Environmental Education Coordinator. She is a wonderful asset to the team, and yesterday shared her inspiring poem, which applies to every single one of us…
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CITW Zambezi’s drive to ensure food security in the remote, rural areas south of Hwange National Park… With the impending food crisis as a result of COVID-19, CITW Zambezi has been working hard to ensure that schools receive additional assistance. As many people around the country live hand to mouth and earn a small income,...
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Lupani Primary School, located 70 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, has just completed their borehole works. Thanks to funding from CITW Zambezi, the hand pump at the school borehole has been replaced with a solar pump. A 5 000 litre water tank, as well as a 2 500 litre water tank that the school had...
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