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This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship…. Part IHow 18 travelers, 3 guides, 25 local leaders and 350 children with hope created a life-long bondWe have just wrapped up an exceptional 5-day stay in Ndola, Zambia with our first group of those traveling with...

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01 August
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  |   report from the field, zambia   |   2 Comments

Muli shani, Zambia?

Clairelise Rodriguez traveled to Zambia on the Spark Ventures July Partnership TripMuli shani? Bwino!If you’re planning a trip to Zambia—or even just considering one—write this down.Muli shani, meaning how are you?, is the greeting of choice for Bemba-speaking Zambians and bwino!, meaning good!, is the...

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25 July
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Mwaiseni!If there’s one word I would use to describe the feeling in Zambia it would be “Mwaiseni”.  It is the Bembe word for “welcome”. It seems no matter where I go or who I meet in this country, everyone says to me, “You are most welcome...

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17 July
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Stories of Transformation in Zambia

This is the story of Michael Kalenga, a student at Hope Community School who receives education, nutrition, medical care and emotional support through the Spark-Hope partnership. His story was taken by Brady & Liz Josephson during the June 2010 Transformation Trip.Michael Kalenga is thirteen years...

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09 April
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  |   chicago, non-profit, nonprofit, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, spark, spark ventures   |   No comment

9 Ways to Support Spark Without Spending Money!

If you are excited about our the way we lift children out of poverty through our sustainability-focused partnership model, there are many ways that you can show your support- even without financial investment!One of the main steps in growing Spark’s base of support is via...

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09 April
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  |   chicago, nonprofit, NPTalk, organization, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, spark ventures, zambia   |   1 Comment

Meet Lucy Jodlowska – Spark’s New Director of Partnerships!

Meet Lucy Jodlowska, Spark's first ever Director of Partnerships. After accepting the position two weeks ago, she hopped on a plane and headed with a Spark team to Central America this past week, and is now back in Chicago and settling into her new...

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04 April
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Never a Dull Flight

I'm now in the British Airways lounge at London Heathrow after two flights that took me from Livingstone to Johannesburg and now to London. I've just got one more flight before I'm home to San Francisco, and I'm looking forward to resting up after a...

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24 January
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Fish Eyes and Other Animals

We've had a truly lovely two days in Livingstone. Yesterday, after a magical trip to see Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, we arrived back at the hotel for a calm dinner at the hotel.Scott ordered the bream, and as...

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23 January
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