After more 1 year of hard work; pulling together, planning, procuring, fundraising, building and collaborating our partnership with the Maunga Community and the government of Zambia has resulted in the official handing over of a Health Centre within the community to open and function as a fully operational facility.
It means that residents of the 8 different villages of the Maunga Community no longer have to make the arduous journey to the nearest centre of Livingstone to receive medical treatment. In particular, the benefits for new mothers having maternity facilities nearby is a great change for the community. The fact that these benefits are directly linked to tourism and conservation in the area, is a powerful part of these communities realising economic value from protecting the biodiversity they live within.
We would not have been in a position to join the Maunga Community in making this happen without the support of countless African Bush Camps guests, the Thorntree River Lodge team, an inspiringly concerted contribution from our friends in Australia; Liz Bently, The Krueger Family, Kreuger Transport, Medearth, MedWish International. Rotary Club Of Berrima District, Jan Haysom, Kaye Schonwillie, Marie Lee, David & Emily Norman family and more!