On behalf of The Butterfly Tree trustees in the UK and Zambia we would like to wish all our donors, supporters, volunteers and fundraisers a very happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

As another year closes the charity shortly enters its seventeenth year and once again I am pleased to report that we’ve had a very succussful year. Below are some of the highlights:

  • Completion of a health post with staff houses – Katondo
  • Completion of a classroom – Mubuyu community school
  • Completion of a classroom – Kamwi junior school
  • Completion of a classroom – Chabalanda junior
  • Completion of a classroom – Mukuni junior school
  • Expansion of Sichifulo junior secondary school
  • Donation of desks – Mukuni and Kamwi junior schools
  • Donations of textbooks to 20 schools
  • Installation of seven boreholes for schools and communities
  • Two mother’s shelters – Manyemuyemu and Siakachapa
  • Support to health centres – Mambova, Simonga, Bunsanga and Mukuni
  • Donation of mosquito nets to school children and insecticidal coating of houses – Moomba
  • 20 community houses for orphans and widows
  • ‘Mangoes of Hope’ – sustainable community project for women – Musokotwane
  • ‘Hope for the Future’ – sustainable community project for women – Sekute
  • Sponsorship of 7 university students and 14 college students
  • Sponsorship of 250 orphans and vulnerable children
  • Donation of seeds and fertilizer to 50 schools for sustainable feeding programmes
  • Distribution of 2,500 bags of ground maize to orphans and vulnerable families
  • Two staff houses soon to be completed – Musokotwane high school
  • Health post currently under construction – Boombwe

Thanks to your tremendous support we have enabled thousands more vulnerable children to have access to safe water, feeding programmes, improved health and education facilities, malaria and HIV prevention and better houses. In addition, women have sustainable income-generating enterprises and communites have boreholes and accessible health posts and no longer have to walk long distances for these essential services.

Jane Kaye-Bailey


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