Three very enthusiast team members and one of the founders and CEO from Marie-Stella-Maris from Amsterdam visited our projects in Zambia last mid-July.
Marie-Stella-Maris funded a water project in Chipata district in 2018 and funds a three-year project in Lundazi and Chasefu district. We received a lot of positive and nice feedback, we talked about the need of supporting small-scale entrepreneurs and the Jacana-strategy. It was very educative -also for us- to show the team the projects sites from several angles. Their input will absolutely improve the quality of our work.
A few words from our guests:
“I am impressed by the drive and energy of the Jacana staff to realize sustainable clean drinking water solutions. The philosophy of ownership and creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, as role models in the communities, very much reflects the ideas of Marie-Stella-Maris.”
“Visiting the project sites was very inspiring and motivating. We’ve got to meet a few of the recently trained welders and drillers in Lundazi. But also visited a few of the beneficiary households of the project we’ve supported in 2018 in and around Chipata.
I certainly hope to visit Lundazi again in a year or two, to be able to witness the developments for all families and entrepreneurs involved.”
“First of all I want to thank the Jacana staff for the great work they do for the Zambian entrepreneurs. I was also very impressed by the welders, how they work, how they build their own business, and their good energy. Hope to return someday to see the impact of the projects. Thank you for the great experience.”
“Jacana has a great and energetic team and I really enjoyed it to be guided around by them for a couple of days. The way how Jacana has setup the project was really inspirational for me. So many people are benefitting from this and I’m impressed by the value that´s being creating by placing one pump.”