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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Hotel Resort Empowers the Handicap in Zambia

In Zambia the Sun International owns a safari resort with a difference …and a good corporate citizen too! The resort is a 'combo' of two hotels ... just minutes from the Victoria Falls. A place of myth, mystery and all.

Sun International (SI) has just announced their continued commitment to help the needy. The hotel resort has introduced an out grower scheme for vulnerable people in selected areas of Livingstone. It's really the proverbial 'ploughing back' to the community they live in!

The out grower scheme will involve 29 families headed by blind or handicapped persons at the blind and handicapped settlements at Mapenzi and at Linda Township. The hotel resort will provide a guaranteed market for high value crops such as specialized vegetables, spices, garlic and herbs. Imagine real fresh vegetables on your table after a safari!

SI will provide finance and the technical assistance such as solar energy for pumping water. They will also provide requisites and the training on farming and the drip irrigation system.

This farming project is to be undertaken in collaboration with the International Development Enterprise (IDE) and the Co-operation League of the USA (CLUSA).


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