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Goings on in Zambia

Every day in Zambia is new and exciting, even for those who have made the trip to visit our partner in Ndola many times before. It's wonderful to see Ndola develop economically over the years.Ndola development - new mall with a Subway, grocery store and...

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18 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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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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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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