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  |   business development, partnership trip, report from the field, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, spark ventures, travel, zambia   |   No comment

Field trip to the farm… to visit our fluffy friends!

After spending 5 days in Ndola at Hope Ministries, our partnership trip travelers headed south to Lusaka, the capital and largest city in Zambia, to visit the poultry farm. The poultry farm was established in collaboration between Spark and Hope Ministries to serve as a...

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23 July
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Launching an Agribusiness in Nicaragua

*Updated May 2020. Please note that the most recent information regarding our farm initiative in Nicaragua can be found here.   We are at a critical phase in our launch of the Nicaraguan agribusiness, so I was in the country for a few days last week. Lucy,...

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08 July
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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words…

Spark Ventures partners with local organizations that help vulnerable children, with current partnerships in Zambia and Nicaragua. Spark's unique partnership model focuses on sustaining the organizations it works with. Spark's partners receive on-going training and consultation in areas of personnel management, infrastructure, organizational growth and...

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06 June
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  |   business development, community programs, news, report from the field, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, zambia   |   1 Comment

The Poultry Farm Hatches New Success

The Zambian Poultry Farm has hit and surpassed quite a few milestones over the past months. After starting with 2,500 chickens, the Poultry Farm scaled production and welcomed 12,000 chicks last December. The farm’s strategic partnership with Zambeef - one of the largest poultry...

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22 April
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  |   business development, community programs, education, healthcare, nutrition, organization, partnership trip, report from the field, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, travel, zambia   |   No comment

Lab Coats and Chickens

On our Partnership Trips, we spend the vast majority of our time with the children at Hope Village. Their smiles and laughter and friendship are so very powerful and memorable. But, there's another piece to the Spark story here in Zambia that we are overwhelmingly...

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26 January
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First few days in Nicaragua

Sunday, January 12th, 2014 7:00pm-ish León, Nicaragua Sitting in a corner Italian restaurant, one of the few places open in León on a Sunday night, a number of thoughts pop up as I observe the people around me. To my direct right is what looks like a married...

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13 January
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12,000 New Chickens in Zambia!

Three weeks ago, 12,000 chicks arrived at the poultry farm in Zambia, the first large scale cycle in the farm's history. The Chair of the Hope Ventures Board was there to to give them a warm welcome!Roy Kaonga, Chair of the Hope Ventures Board greeting...

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13 December
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