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About Us

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE CHITEMWIKO FOUNDATION

Chitemwiko is a vernacular word in the Bemba language, widely spoken in Zambia. This word is simply tranaslated as LOVE. Our passion to help vaulnarable communities is driven by LOVE.

Chitemwiko Foundation is a community based initiative premised on gender equality and women empowerment, eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, improvement in health and education and environmental sustainability in off-grid communities and rural areas in Zambia.

HISTORY

VISION

To promote rural development primarily through gender equality and women empowerment, eradication of poverty and hunger, improvement in education and health, and environmental sustainability. Chitemwiko Foundation invests in economic empowerment initiatives, community schools, and health services.

MISSION

To provide affordable energy to rural women and girls, create employment by powering enterprises for increased production, produce cleaner energy for cooking and heating thereby reducing respiratory illnesses. Under present conditions firewood is used for cooking which causes respiratory illness and death by air pollution from the smoke emissions. The alleviation of the burden placed on women and girls in fuel collection, freeing up more time for women to engage in other income generating activities and girls in educational activities. The reduction in deforestation leading to environmental sustainability .Empowerment of women through increased participation in rural industries by improving the efficiency of economic activities such as fish smoking, crop drying, baking, manure in agricultural activities to increase crop yield. Solar energy to advance quality girl child education and Information Communication Technologies.

CHITEMWIKO FOUNDATION IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE