When we launched our Girl’s Dorm matching campaign last month, we had no idea how long it would take to achieve our goal.
But through your generous care for vulnerable girls in Zambia, we have reached our target of raising $75,000!
So, to say thank you, we wanted to share some pictures documenting the progress on building a safe dorm for the young ladies attending Kalasa Mukosa High School.
Building a Girl’s Dorm in Zambia: Progress So Far
- The school organized high school students to clear the 50m by 50m building site.
- Church leaders volunteered to cut in a 200-meter service road to the main road.
- Foundation trenches have been dug and leveled with compacted gravel.
- Five-inch-thick concrete footings were poured by church volunteers and paid laborers.
- Bricklayers laid the concrete blocks up to the slab level.
- Access Water has connected the Girl’s Dorm site to water.
What is next in the dorm project?
We still have a lot of work to do to finish the Girl’s Dorm. Here are our next steps:
- Plaster and backfill the footings
- Backfill and compact inside the foundations
- Organize the materials for the slab
- Shutter the slab to prepare for pouring
Your gifts are building a safe, sanitary, secure place for the girls so they can receive an education and follow the path out of poverty. Thank you!
You can still get involved!
Click here to learn more about this amazing project.
And if you didn’t get a chance to help build safe housing for these precious girls, don’t worry. You can always partner with us to make an ongoing difference in the lives of the extreme poor by helping them start a life that sustains families, builds businesses, feeds communities, and educates people.