Hello my friends,
In 2017, I met my friend Dr. Lawrence Chanza at the AANP Naturopathic Convention. He is a naturopathic doctor from Zambia, Africa. He also runs a naturopathic school there. He had a dream of visiting University of Arizona and meeting some of the doctors in the Program in Integrative Medicine. I was able to assist making that dream a reality for him.
Fast Forward to 2020 and the pandemic. Things are really rough in Zambia. Distribution chains have broken down. Food is scarce and so expensive. Dr. Chanza’s patients can’t afford to pay him. His family was starving, literally. I was able to send him money. $600 paid for 2-2.5 months of food. I did this a second time and realized we needed a better solution. Like most families in Zambia, there is no running water in the house and no drinking water. Purchasing water for the family is expensive. My goal became to help him have a well drilled professionally on his property, then get chickens, who can provide eggs to be eaten manure for a garden, then grow food in his backyard to feed the family.
I’m wondering if any of you might feel interested to donate towards this project.
Dr. Chanza and his family do so much for so many. I feel they just need a break. When his family’s needs to survive are taken care of, he can then focus on expanding the community clinic that treats patients by him and the naturopathic students at his school. And that’s good for everybody!
BORE DRILLING - $600
TANK (5000L) - $370
TANK STAND - $200
PIPE (100M) - $40
PUMP - $120
TAPS - $20
Fencing for Garden and Chickens:
1. 1500 blocks costing $330
2. 30 pockets of Cement $ 210
3. 20 tons building sand $126
4. Gate (locking)$405
5. Labour cost $158
Total $ 1219
CHICKENS AND SEEDS, TOOLS-$150-
Some funds have already been raised privately from several generous friends!
So we just have $1400 to go!
The water pump is run on electricity. In Zambia, there is an "electrical blackout" 6 hours every day! We want
to get a quote on solar power for the pump. Any extra money raised will go towards this project.
Dr. Judy Gianni