特定非営利活動法人 TICO(ティコ)

Projects in Zambia

Projects in Zambia

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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.

Ongoing Projects

Rural Health Care Project (Momboshi area)

  • It is not easy life for people in rural area without any access to health care. Before this project,
    the nearest health institution was about 37km away from the center of Momboshi, which is about
    3-15km away from most of people reside in this area.
  • Therefore, this project is aimed to improve access to health care system for people in Momboshi, and then to provide the community some trainings and knowledge on primary health care, targeting
    especially to mothers and children under 5-year-old, in order to ensure the community can help themselves.


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1. Rural Primary Health Care Project in Chibombo District
(Aug. 2007-May 2010)

  • 1) Construction of the health post
  • 2) Training of community health volunteers on PHC and
    nutrition
  • 3) Building a framework for the health post and community
    health workers
  • 4) Nutrition improvement for mother and under 5

2. Project for safer pregnancy/delivery sustained by the local community in Chibombo District (Oct. 2010-Sep.2013)

  • 1) Construction of Maternity Waiting Home
  • 2) Training of community volunteers as Safe Motherhood
    Action Group:SMAG)
  • 3) Providing a nutrition classes to mothers by SMAG
  • 4) Conducting survey on dynamic trends in Momboshi
    population by SMAG

3. Community Empowerment to sustain the Integrated
Mother and Child Health in rural area, Chisamba District
(2014-ongoing)


Ngombe Compound livelihood Improvement Project
(Lusaka city)

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
compound.

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
creative methods.

This is the oldest and very successful project that TICO has
conducted.


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Community School Infrastructure Assistance (Momboshi area)

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
conditions.

  • Masaka Community School (2007)
  • Momba School Science Lab (2008) supported by Otawa
    Foundation
  • Nkonje Community School (2010-2012)


Rural Development Loan (Chipembi Area)


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.

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Agroforestry Project (Chipembi Area)

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
crop.


Recycled animal dip tank project
(Chipembi area)

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
committee.

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Emergency Response Project by Sister organization (Sustainable Community Development
Programme)

交通事故.jpg Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, has road accidents and robbery that
highly threatens ones life. Especially road accident is the country’s third
biggest cause of mortality. In the past, there was no emergency rescue
service available to refer an injured to a hospital except for the luxury
ones. Ordinary people usually had to use taxi or friends’ cars to send the
injured to the nearest hospital without any first-aid treatment or any
proper equipment.
P6272336.JPGIn order to improve such situation, TICO has assisted a local NGO called
SCDP for equipping ambulances and medical first aid kits, for building a
radio communication network, as well as for training community
volunteers as an emergency response team.
Today the activities are almost fully ran by the Zambian staffs. Their
emergency rescue activities are very much welcomed by people
in Lusaka.
Every Monday, their activity is broadcasted on TV.