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Where There's a Well There's a Way!

george_gardenLast year we told you about George's marvellous medicines that are made by one of our AIDS action clubs in Ngwezi B zone, near Mazabuka, Zambia. The club is run by local farmer and SAPEP volunteer, George, who has trained the group, of HIV positive adults, to help him grow the plants from which they make a variety of herbal medicines and ointments. They use them to manage their own symptoms and sell them to generate an income. The medicines were so effective that local doctors were sending patients to George for treatment. Their nearest water supply was a river 7km away and George and his community positive living club were held back by a lack of water during the dry season. Our dream was to be able to dig them a borehole so that they could have a year-round water supply to keep the garden growing and the income flowing!

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ngwezi b and borehole drilling 68In June this year our dream came true! We teamed up with The Frontiers Foundation, who were inspired by George's story. Amidst their busy jobs in the commercial property world, founders, Ray Withers and Charlotte Ashton, rolled up their sleeves, got fundraising, and then went out to Zambia and got digging! Thanks to their fantastic efforts, by the end of June George's community positive living club had their borehole, and together we proved that Where there's a Well There's a Way!

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