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Progress Report

8 April 2019

This is called a Progress Report, and I often find myself asking, how can we assess our progress honestly and accurately for you, the reader? Well, we always hope that the photos we send will tell their own story. But the photos can’t show the fact that every pupil in Grade 9 at Limapela Cedric’s passed their National ECZ exams last November, nor can they easily show the large number of parents who waited patiently on the lawns in January, hoping to enrol new children. It is encouraging to see the demand, but being inclusive becomes a challenge when places are limited.

Grade 7 pupils
Grade 7 pupils at Luyando Community School

Overall, I feel that the organisation is in good heart, and so are the schools. But our needs continue to grow, so please dig deep!

One or two have expressed concern about the intention of the Raymonds to retire within the next few years. Although we have January 2021 in mind for this to happen, we hasten to assure you that we expect to continue our commitment to Limapela. We may be based in New Zealand, but we intend to visit Zambia regularly and to continue to be responsible for publicity, promotion and fundraising. Moves are taking place at the moment to delegate leadership responsibilities to reliable people here in Zambia. The Limapela Foundation trustees in New Zealand and the Limapela Development Directors in Zambia will, as always, maintain the integrity of Limapela and its accountability to all supporters.

Many thank the Raymonds for what they do, but the Raymonds are only agents. We do it together as a very large team, in response to a very much higher calling. “Happy are those who are concerned for the poor; the Lord will help them when they are in trouble.” —Psalm 41:1 (GNT)

— Matthew F. Raymond, trustee

Electrician working
Electrician Liberty Muyamba working on the new Secondary Classroom Block at Limapela Cedric’s

Fee Sponsorship

Angela Mailoni

Angela Mailoni
Grade 3, age: 9

Grenda Siachikuba

Grenda Siachikuba
Grade 4, age: 12

Charity Malama

Charity Malama
Grade 7, age: 14

Godfrey Chabu

Godfrey Chabu
Grade 7, age: 13

We need sponsorship for the above children and many more. Please email us if you, or someone you know, would like to commit to a monthly payment of NZ$ 25 (US$ 20, Aus$ 25, £15 or ZMW 200) to sponsor a student.

Compassion Fund

Gift Phiri

Gift Phiri
Age: 12

Leya Phiri

Leya Phiri
Age: 10

Constance Phiri

Constance Phiri
Age: 8

Patience Phiri

Patience Phiri
Age: 3

Gift, Leya, Constance and Patience are the children of Anita Siame, who died in 2017 after being assaulted by the Council Police in Kitwe. We have been able to provide clothing and get these girls back into their old school. We would like to see their fees covered until they finish school. Write to us if you would like to contribute on a regular basis.

Sponsor a Teacher

A monthly payment of NZ$ 300 (US$ 200, Aus$ 280, £170 or ZMW 2,000) will help to cover a teacher’s salary. Why not consider pooling your individual donations and sponsor as a group?

Building Projects

We have received generous donations for buildings, but we also need extra funding for smaller items like shelving and furniture.


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