George Malambo has been one of the most inspirational Zambian Peer Educators of our story. Using the training he was given in 2001, he started a garden, growing a huge diversity of plants and trees for use as medicine and food. Before long he had enlisted the help of his entire community, and in so doing, turned their fortunes around! They started working together to tend the garden, rear livestock, and make medicinal and food products, which they could sell to bring in an income.
Inspired by George’s entrepreneurship, in 2012, The Frontiers Foundation worked with us on our Water for Life Project to dig a borehole for George’s community, NGwezi B, so they could irrigate their garden all year round. To this day, George has worked hard to do what he can to help the poorest and sickest in his community and further afield, as well as inspiring all of our UK volunteers. So as our parting gesture, PEPAIDS wanted to reward him for 16 years of amazing service. Our final gift to our friends in Zambia will be to buy George a motorbike, to help him get to market from his remote village location, so that he can sell more of his products and continue to invest in the future of his community! How’s that for a grand finale?!!