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TICO has been conducting various Humanitarian and Development Activities since 1997 in Zambia.
As you may know, in 2002, Zambia was hit by a nation-wide drought and more than 12,000,000
suffered from starvation. People suffered from starvation and even had to eat the maize seeds which
were supposed to be kept for next year’s cultivation. For 6 months since October 2002, TICO operated
emergency relief work for alleviating starvation.
TICO has been tackling difficult situations from multiple aspects. And through lessons learned from
above mentioned extensive experiences, we elaborated our approach focusing on indispensable 4 pillars
in human livelihood, named “WAHE (Water/Agriculture/Health/Education) package” for the
comprehensive community development.
1. Rural Primary Health Care Project in Chibombo District
(Aug. 2007-May 2010)
2. Project for safer pregnancy/delivery sustained by the local community in Chibombo District (Oct. 2010-Sep.2013)
3. Community Empowerment to sustain the Integrated
Mother and Child Health in rural area, Chisamba District
The objective of this project was to improve a nutrition and
health situation especially targeted to mothers who had children
with malnutrition within one of residency areas called Ngombe
The Center was handed over to the management team and
Steering Committee since 2002, and today, local staffs operates
in a manner of self-reliance from generating incomes through
participating Saturday bazaar and sales of commodities and other
This is the oldest and very successful project that TICO has
For the communities who wish to improve their livelihood including drought-resistant capacity, it is very important to ensure their
children can access to the education. There, however, are so many children in Zambia who cannot go to public schools by several
reasons, including a long distance with no transportation.
In fact, parents are giving their best effort to develop community
schools instead within a walking distance, yet the facility standards and its seating capacity tend to be inadequate because of lack
of support from the government and difficulty to fund themselves.
Therefore, TICO now supports the infrastructure of community
schools, aiming to improve the environment of rural educational
TICO raise funds in Japan in order to invest in the
small business which people in Chipembi area
come up. We lend them funds neither with
collateral or interest and conduct trainings for them to acquire necessary skills and knowledge for
running the business. We had so far lent to 18
groups and 24 projects including poultry and
corner stores by June, 2011.
In Zambia, the issue of soil degradation due to
over-usage of chemical fertilizer is becoming
increasingly serious. The poorer the farmers could be, the less fertilizer they could buy, which means
the lower harvests they end up.
TICO has been collaborating with Chipembi Farm
College to rejuvenate the soil by promoting to plant fertilizer trees and leguminous plants for fixing
nitrogen on the soil. We also promote crop-rotation in order to avoid too much dependency to single
Livestock are very important assets for Zambian
people. Among some tribes, many cows are
needed as betrothal gift. What could be fatal to
these livestock are infectious diseases mediated
by mites. Many cows were lost from Corridor
disease in a couple of years ago.
TICO assisted a renovation of several cow dip-
tanks in this community built many years ago, in
cooperation with local vet, so as for the local
farmers help themselves to prevent further spread of livestock’s diseases.
*Dip tanks are now handed over to local
Emergency Response Project by Sister organization (Sustainable Community Development