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Caritas Czech Republic has started being active in Zambia in 2013. It has a project which aim is to improve mother and baby care.

Information about activities in Zambia in 2015 (both in English and Czech) here.

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
June 8, 2022 News

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

"Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. But my family could not afford the school," twenty-seven-year-old Sigiro, a refugee from Rwanda, tells us in a Zambian hospital. “Caritas Czech Republic helped me secure a scholarship and today I am a doctor," Sigiro continues happily. We support refugees like her to stand on their own two feet. Because often all it takes is a little support at the beginning for refugees to take their lives into their own hands Read the stories of the people we support.

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes
June 7, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes

The number of people who were forced to leave their homes has doubled in the last 10 years to 82.4 million refugees today. The most common reasons why people involuntarily leave their home country or region are protracted wars, political persecution and, more recently, problems related to climate change. Our assistance in 6 countries focuses not only on providing the basic necessities to live but also on sustainable solutions that give refugees a chance for a better future. 

Pumulo now owns a grocery business thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
May 27, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Pumulo now owns a grocery business thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

For many women in the rural part of Western Province of Zambia who are facing economic challenges, opening a business that requires huge capital is a far-fetched dream. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic for introducing the “Savings for Change”, Pumulo Akombelwa now owns a grocery business and is able to pay school fees for her children.

Bees - an unexpected tool in the fight against poverty
May 20, 2022 News

Bees - an unexpected tool in the fight against poverty

Since 2018, on 20th May we celebrate World Bee Day. The importance of bees for the ecosystem and the food industry has long been known. But these insects are also a source of work and livelihoods in developing regions. One example is the Mantapala refugee camp in Zambia, where dozens of refugees have started to make a living from beekeeping thanks to Caritas Czech Republic.

Kapinga is now practising conservation farming, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
April 29, 2022 Stories

Kapinga is now practising conservation farming, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

There are so many ways people can become environmentally friendly, and so many people and businesses in the communities we live in have been trying to find ways of doing so. Some are looking for complex ways to achieve this, but it really just requires adopting a lifestyle that supports environmental protection, such as water conservation. For Kapinga, conservation farming is where she started. Thanks to the support of Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, she is now well knowledgable in this farming practice.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Noemi Seregi, our Desk officer for Zambia
April 28, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Noemi Seregi, our Desk officer for Zambia

Would you like to know more about the Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation department in Caritas Czech Republic? We launched a series of interviews with our colleagues who will tell you more about our work across the world. This time we interviewed Noemi Seregi, the Desk Officer for our mission in Zambia.

Mushaukwa from Zambia now has his own cassava processing plant thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
April 14, 2022 News

Mushaukwa from Zambia now has his own cassava processing plant thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Mushaukwa Bravo Kabombo is a farmer from Zambia's Western Province who has been growing cassava for many years. But for a long time he struggled with preserving it because he could not afford to buy the necessary equipment. He also wished to grow cassava on a larger scale and make it his a full-time job. Caritas Czech Republic helped Mushaukwa acquire the necessary equipment and supported his efforts to set up his own small business.

Irumva can now better manage her finances thanks to DAFI and Caritas
March 17, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Irumva can now better manage her finances thanks to DAFI and Caritas

Growing up as a refugee girl, for Irumva Emma Triphine, luck was something she was never familiar with. She never thought she would have to acquire skills in financial management due to lack of money, let alone think of getting into university. Thanks to the DAFI Scholarship Programme being implemented by Caritas Czech Republic that covers both tuition and living allowances for refugee students, Irumva was able to get into university and afford to cover her basic needs.