Move that Bus!

The time is FINALLY here! We're so excited to reveal the finished product of the Chikondi Community Center renovations. There are currently 23 women enrolled in our skills training program which takes place within the walls of our little compound. Last year at this time we were just getting into fundraising to buy this place. Today we can proudly say it's ours, thanks to you. Check out these "Then" and "Now" photos and you, too, will see how this center is a beacon of hope in the Ng'ombe slum compound, after quite the extreme home makeover project. Women are eager to come, begging to stay late, all because they find safety, encouragement, love, and hope here. A huge thank you to the two volunteer teams who came this past summer to help out with decorating and making this building a home to our program and the community. I never dreamt in a million years that I would spend the majority of 2013 as a Zambian construction contractor, but there's a first time for everything, right? Dare to dream. Dare to do. The most beautiful part of the Chikondi Community Center isn't the bright turquoise walls with photos adorning the walls, or even the intricate Africa wall string mural. The most beautiful part of the CCC is each woman who walks through our big iron gate to join us on this journey of HOPE.

Enjoy the tour of our new home - now it's time to "Move that Bus!"

With Chikondi, Amy