Protea Hotel Chingola
Travel Blogs from Chingola
This morning we go to Mufulira where the people in this congregation make a special effort to meet on a Thursday to accommodate our schedule. We don't take the bus as we had earlier with Larry Darden and Luker’s in 2012. It takes so long with the stops and drops and pick-ups.
Bev was not feeling well (extremely rare) and Derrick, Cherry and I went separately in a pickup truck. That made it fast. Also, the road ...
Outreach has a program in DRC (Congo-Kinshasa) near the city of Lubumbashi (closest city to Zambia). Traveling there would have been expensive, time-consuming, and possibly dangerous. Instead, the staff traveled to Chingola to discuss how things are going in their programs. The most obvious difference in our interaction is that their English is very limited and so almost all of ...
This morning we traveled out to one last community. Actually we went to the acreage that a group of 20 or so have been farming for about 20 years. John is their unofficial leader and showed us a binder of paperwork documenting the last 7 years leading to his successful titling of the land in his community's name (it was leased from the government in 1992 by an absentee landlord that eventually died). John and his co-organizer Agnes ...
In the morning we still had no water. I utilized my giant bucket for toilet flushing and then the remainder to take a "bucket" shower using a coffee mug I got from the kitchen. Again, not perfect, but way better than no shower. That makes at least 5 cold showers and one rain shower since arriving in Zambia. The story on the water changed to be that the entire side of the city was out of water while they installed some new piping. It may have been out for ...
In the morning we gathered for breakfast and then met with all of the staff (Domi, Kapesha, and Trust) to discuss how the team is doing and the village we were to visit that day. Often these meetings are lengthy by American standards considering the small amount of material covered.
Later in the morning, we drove out to the community. Actually, it's a subsection of a subsection of a community of ex-mine workers that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility