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Dutch Flower Group on construction trip to Zambia

A team of 13 volunteers from the Dutch Flower Group worked from 10 to 19 November to build a new future for Kunda Balasi and her family in Zambia. It was the fifth time that the Dutch Flower Group organized a construction trip together with the Dutch Flower Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. OZ Planten's Stefan Lek was one of 13 volunteers who helped to build the house for Kunda.



Kunda lost her husband to malaria in 2006. Two of their three children died. Kunda now lives with her son of 19 and three orphans. The family lives in the Makululu slum near Kabwe. They lived in a hut without a window, which was built out of turf. The roof leaked and was provisionally closed with plastic.

After a week of hard work, the house is delivered almost ready to live in. On the last day a festive key transfer was organized for Kunda and her family. A local school is also provided with 500 pens and notebooks.



Stefan: "In the community of Makululu many orphans live in harsh conditions. Despite the fact that they have nothing at all, you can see a smile appear on their faces with the smallest things. The fact that we can help one family is actually a drop in the ocean, but I hope that this gives the whole community hope for a better future."

For more information:
OZ Planten
Magnolia 11 VBA Zuid
1424 LA De Kwakel
Postbus 1076
1430 BB Aalsmeer
Netherlands
+31 297 380 780
info@ozplanten.nl
www.ozplanten.nl

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