Life Expectancy: 44.5 years
GDP: US$1248 per capita
81.5% earn less than US$2 per day
ZAM11b - Support of Dick and Anita Mumba
Sometimes you meet people who make an immediate impression on you. Dick and Anita are like that. BHW first met Dick and Anita in 2006 when they moved to Chipata to take over the running of Shalom Community School for disadvantaged children (ZAM11a). As they had very little financial support we started supporting them in this ministry as well as providing some funding for the school.
In 2010, after completing their five year commitment with YWAM in Chipata, they felt led to join All Kids Can Learn Zambia to continue their ministry to orphaned and vulnerable children.
In November 2012 they finished this ministry and moved back to Chipata. They have a personal farm there where they are wanting to set themselves up to be fully self funded, while using the things God has given them to help disciple the community. Dick is aiming to plant maize and other crops, and have livestock (mainly chickens) on the farm, to demonstrate to other community members the "Foundations for Farming" methods. He is passionate about people seeing what God has given them, and helping them to be faithful with it.
In December 2012 Bright Hope World gave them a lump sum payment of one year's suppport to help them set up the farm and discipleship centre, and are considering a micro-loan in mid 2013 to help them achieve God's new call on their lives.
Dick and Anita Mumba are the direct beneficiaries of this partnership.
What We Like About The Partnership
Dick and Anita are very passionate and hard working people. They have five children of their own but have a real love, care and concern for the many vulnerable children in Zambia and have spent many years in ministry with children. The time they spent working with YWAM has given them good training for working with children. They have a very high level of integrity.
Dick and Anita met at YWAM training in Hawaii, Dick is a Zambian and Anita is a Pacific Islander. Prior to going to Chipata in 2006 they were involved as church planters in another area of Zambia. They have five children – Jesse 17yrs, Abraham 16 yrs, Michelle 11yrs and two 8 year old twin girls Rachel and Esther. Dick has attended Bible School and served as a pastor in several churches in Zambia. Anita is a trained pre-school teacher.
It is anticipated that from 2013 Dick and Anita will not require any further financial support from BHW as they will now be fully self-supporting.