Help make a difference in the lives of Zambian families in Lusaka

Country

Zambia

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    15/09/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    Our place is a gluten-free bakery in Lusaka, Zambia. We consider it a social enterprise in that we plan to maximize our profits in order to maximize our impact in the community.

    It provides training in baking skills and ethical small business management skills to Zambian women through paid internships.

    Regardless of education, the women can learn a new skill and provide for their families. When they have finished their training they will be equipped to either start their own successful enterprises or become well-trained and indispensable employees in an already established business.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Brighton is a Zambian national and teaches one of the local languages to expats. Gabi has lived in Zambia for 11 years.

    Volunteers will be exposed to Zambian culture and language on a daily basis.

  • Help

    Help

    Our project is still relatively new and operates on a shoe-string budget. So we are looking for help in getting things set up: physically, and on social media.

    PHYSICALLY we will need help in the following areas:
    * Setting up the retails space for the bakery
    * Setting up the seating area for the indoor portion of the coffee shop
    * Adding to our garden space to make it more inviting for guests of our coffee shop/bakery
    * Some maintenance on our rental structure (electrical, plumbing, general handyman stuff)

    SOCIAL MEDIA we will need help in the following areas:
    * Creating a website
    * Updating our Facebook shop with appropriate content
    * Updating our Instagram account with appropriate content
    * Creating web stories and other content for potential supporters

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Chichewa, Chewa, Nyanja: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a queen-size bed with mosquito net in our guestroom. It is great for a single or a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's plenty to keep you busy in Lusaka. And the Victoria Falls in Livingstone are only a short drive away. Additionally, there are numerous national parks with stunning natural beauty and animals. Many are within a reasonable travel distance from Lusaka.

    Brighton does smoke, but never in the house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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