Nakatindi Community, Health Clinic & School

Zambia

AKP Project Since 2010

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Overview

AKP believes communities bordering national parks deserve to benefit from tourism–and is making it happen

AKP’s commitment to helping communities living on the edge of wilderness extends to our work with Nakatindi Village in Zambia. Approximately three miles from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge, the Nakatindi Village sits against the border fence of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, its people living with the human/wildlife conflict every day. AKP believes communities like Nakatindi Village deserve to benefit from tourism, an industry that relies on their continued willingness to coexist with wildlife, and is working with the Nakatindi Village leadership to improve lives and livelihoods at the household level.

With support from A&K guests, AKP has initiated projects that include constructing boreholes for clean water; expanding the school’s vegetable garden to generate income and supplement children’s diets; and building a medical clinic and maternity ward to address the medical needs of the community. Along with Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, we have built a new classroom block and established a school lunch program. Bicycles, which provide a necessary mode of transportation as well as a livelihood, are also playing a role in enhancing lives through the establishment of Chipego Bike Shop:  Abercrombie & Kent offices in the U.S., UK and Australia have teamed up with Working Bikes to donate thousands of bicycles which, along with their shipping containers, were used to establish a village bike shop and a bike tour enterprise run by five local women. In addition, each graduating student receives a bike in order to travel the seven miles to school.

Impact
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Bikes sent to Chipego Bike Shop
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New Classrooms Constructed
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People served each day by the Medical Clinic and new Maternity Ward
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Students have experienced Rhino Watch Trips
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Wells installed providing Clean Water for 2,800 people
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Women employed at the Chipego Bike Shop
Visit This Project

Visit Nakatindi, a village bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, to meet the women who own and operate the local bike shop co-op. While in Zambia experience the Chipego Bike Shop at work as you learn how these inspiring entrepreneurs have partnered with A&K Philanthropy to repair and resell second-hand bicycles as a means to support their families and broaden the community’s mobility. Grab a bike and pedal on to see firsthand how the community is building a brighter future with A&K Philanthropy, touring the village market, clinic, school and brand-new maternity ward.

A&K can include a visit to Nakatindi Village on a Tailor Made Journey to Zambia. Call our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you. Guests travelling on the Luxury Small Group Journey Botswana Safari in Style and Signature Botswana also visit Nakatindi Village.