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Chingola Leather cluster set to boost livelihoods

Copperbelt-leather-cluster---REPLACEMENT Self-help groups in Chingola have embraced the initiative to diversify Zambia’s economy by partnering with Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in a project aimed at producing leather products to boost household incomes. The Chingola Leather Cluster, a part of the Copperbelt Leather Industry Cluster (CLIC), commenced production of leather products in April 2017, courtesy of Konkola Copper Mines, which provided a grant for training and equipment purchases. The CLIC aims to grow a high-quality leather industry in the region by sup...

Solar powered water boreholes change lives

Two-children-take-a-refreshing-drink-of-water-from-a-tap-in-Chingola's-Hellen-settlement The nurse in charge of Kalilo Health Centre on the outskirts of Chingola Lesser Silungwe was at a loss for words when the clinic experienced a sudden inundation of people seeking health services, especially pregnant women. Ordinarily, health workers are concerned when too many people visit clinics as this might suggest a higher disease burden, but this particular case has brought about plenty of happiness. The increase in the numbers of people visiting the clinic comes after a solar-powered borehole was installed by...

Local teen footballers get ‘chance of a lifetime’

Christopher-Katongo-(second-left)-and-Oscar-Mulenga-(second-right)-alongside-age-group-teammates-at-Nchanga-Stadium Zambian teenage talents plying their soccer trade with top Konkola Copper Mines football teams who were recently conscripted into a football academy in India have given testimonies of having a moment of their lifetime. Oscar Mulenga and Christopher Katongo, aged 14 and 15, respectively, were awarded a four-year international residential training course in preparation for careers in professional football at the renowned Sesa Football Academy (SFA) in Goa in April, 2017. The teens are excited at their journey into prof...