Income Generation for Sustainability
Chishawasha aims for sustainbility. The substantial costs of the operation are dependent on charitable donations, but the following income generation projects exist to help Chishawasha become more sustainable.
Chishawasha Rest Stop
CCHZ has a Food and Rest Stop is well-situated on the Great North Road. This shop was built from donor funding. Currently the Rest Stop has minimum catering equipment and requires funding for industrial equipment to meet the demand for food.
The garden at Chishawasha is tended by the school children under the direction of two gardeners. The residential children in particular will spend time at the weekends looking after the garden.
The Poultry Project is managed by Mr. Charles Kasanga. As well as teaching the children husbandry skills, he takes care of the poultry from the time of purchase until the chickens are ready to be sold while sourcing the market where the chickens are sold.
We currently have a skills center which provides skills to the children, however funding is required to purchase additional hand tools and pay for a skilled carpenter teacher. Once funds are obtained we hope to also secure small contracts initially to generate some funds for the orphanage.
The Sewing Project is managed by our very own success story Peggy Ndhlovu [an orphan raised & educated at CCHZ]. Peggy makes school uniforms, chitenge products e.g. bags, aprons, table placemats etc. These goods are sold at our local craft markets.