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ZamLoop No. 26, November 9

Rise and shine Zam-Loopers. It’s our last few weeks of sunny days before the rains so take the time for yard sales, holiday shopping, and classes. Bask while eating baked goods or buy a green composting machine to thank our Earth for this gorgeous weather. Enjoy.

Buy, Buy, Baby.

Canadian Yard Sale

The High Commission of Canada will be holding a yard sale of surplus used household and office items. All items are sold in AS IS, WHERE IS condition. The sale will take place between 10:00 to 14:00 on Friday November 11, Protected content the Canada Room at the High Commission – Protected content Nations Ave.

All items must be paid for in cash (Kwacha) and removed the same day. For more info please email Protected content .

Looking for a perfect holiday present that gives both ways?

How about beautiful handmade African fabric and leather bags - the proceeds of which supports skills development and community programs?

Introducing the Inshila Community Project – inspired by great examples of community projects here in Zambia, and models used around the world, a group of Lusaka-based women have banded together to form "Inshila." Inshila is helping the community of Chainda (located within Lusaka) to secure more sustainable financing for their social programming through the production of high quality, beautifully designed, African-made products. The talented tailors from Mercy Ministries are branching out from their traditional handicrafts and are proud to bring you their first line of products within the Inshila project.

The profits from this micro-enterprise initiative will support programming for over Protected content and vulnerable children in Chainda. Want to learn more? We're getting our website ready to provide real time stories of the community and to take orders for each new Inshila project. Meanwhile, see pictures of the first line of bags, learn more about Inshila and the community in Chainda by checking out our Facebook page and helping spread the word ( Protected content ). Want to see the products in person? Call Protected content

Think Baked Goods for Your Next Gift!

The same women who bring you cupcakes, sugar cookies and brownies at the monthly Dutch market now do special orders! Our latest creation? Cookie baskets and Tree ornaments! Perfect as a gift for a special occasion or just something different to take to your next event. Got a theme party or Christmas event coming up? Want a decorated dessert to go with the theme but don't have the time or patience to make them? We do all kinds of desserts, different flavors and designs.

Call or Text Geeta to place an order and inquire about pricing *Note: new phone number Protected content

Go Green in 5 easy steps!

New stocks of the Green Genie Home composter units have just arrived in Lusaka. Now you can reduce your carbon footprint, by recycling all organic wet waste, such grass cuttings, used tea bags, coffee grinds, vegetable and fruit scraps/ cuttings, egg shells etc. Wet waste accounts for up to 50% of all household waste and increase pressure on our landfill sites. We can make a difference by recycling this waste at home. Do your part to save our environment by purchasing the Green Genie Compost Bin @ K475, Protected content unit. Please contact Protected content email: Protected content for more details.

Items for Sale

A Zam-Looper is selling a camcorder for $250USD (reduced from Protected content , a live turkey for kwacha 120,000 and a bookshelf for kwacha 400,000. Contact Protected content for more information or to purchase.

Ask the Ex-Pats: Lodging, Vacancies and More!

A Local NGO involved in sustainable development needs furniture donations for their project house!

Imagine Rural Development Initiative ( Protected content ) is situated in the Waterfalls area, just outside Lusaka. The project house accommodates project staff, volunteers, and lots of project visitors! We also have a group of 30 women (90% of them are widows) who receive skills training on the property 5 days a week.

We'll be very grateful for donations of a lounge suite, beds, a table for the dining room, and outdoor furniture. For more info, please call Jacqui - Protected content email Protected content .

Not Lost in Translation

A Zam-Looper is looking for translators of any and all languages. They must live in the same country as their mother tongue, or anywhere expect the USA and Canada.

Need Language skills + experience. All languages and dialects all over the globe are eligible and people with different backgrounds. Those with knowledge of technical terminology, like medical, legal, political, engineering and so on, are encouraged to apply. Must have 6 months or more of working experience.

Please contact Protected content with inquiries. All applicants must indicate that they received the contact info from In'utu.

Gimme Shelter

Two British girls are looking for a place to stay in Lusaka starting as soon as possible and leaving at Christmas. We're looking for a one bed or two bed furnished place to call our own for the next 7 weeks. We're open to living in any part of town and would love to hear from anyone who knows of anywhere or has any suggestions on where we could look.

Please email Protected content or Protected content . Thanks so much for your help.

Two Job Vacancies

Senior secretary: This post is available for immediate commencement as the secretary is leaving Zambia within a matter of weeks. Key competencies include the following – Excellent computer skills in MS Office with working knowledge of MS Access. Trustworthy and reliable in handling confidential matters. Responsible for the administration and travel arrangements of a busy CEO. Strong organizational skills, numerical aptitude and provable experience in a similar position are essential. For more details, please call Protected content .

Night guards and domestic workers at a Kabulonga residence: Preferably female staff to take care of the house, however this is flexible as recruitment will be on the basis of ability and attention to detail. They should be reliable, honest, punctual and able to work well on their own. In addition, they should be willing to learn on the job and have flexible hours. Ideally they will live within a short traveling distance. For further details, phone Protected content .

Create or Update Your Web Presence

UK expat in Zambia, former professional graphic/web designer in the UK as well as back office system creation, programmer, excel and Access developer and experience manager in Zambia, is looking to create/update a website or two for anyone in need. Can do private or professional sites, blogs, forums and e-commerce. Expert search engine optimisation and hosting available too. Also available to restructure/develop back office solutions for any industry, develop databases and reporting tools, setup computerised systems to help streamline your business and staff training on most software. Short or long term availability. Contact Protected content .

Looking for Information on Flights to Pemba

Does anyone have any useful information about flights to Pemba, Mozambique? Most probably via Dar Es Salaam. Any recommendations for a good and cheap airline or travel agency in Lusaka a ZamLooper could use to get there? Please contact Protected content with suggestions.

Pamper Yourself with Travel, Fitness, Classes and Good Food

Party for the Pachyderms

There will be an Elephants Ball at the Taj Pamozi, Saturday, November 26th. For those interested in joining, contact Rachael at Protected content Protected content . Tickets are 350,000 kwacha and are selling very quickly.

This is a great event will raise money for elephant orphans in Zambia (to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild). The ticket includes complimentary drinks, a three-course meal, live music and lovely evening spent with friends.
For more information, see the flyer on Protected content .

It's not too late to get fit with Go-Go Fitness 6 week Bootcamp!!!!

Are you tired of being tired because you are not in shape? Are you ready to shed some of those extra kilos you put on this past winter? If you answered YES to these questions, then Bootcamp is for you!!!!

This is a unique group-based exercise program that will jump start your fitness regimen! If you would like more information, please contact Ngozi Asinga at Protected content or call me on Protected content . It's time to get FIT!!

Come and join the fun at Kilimanjaro Kids Club!

Learn and grow while having fun – A variety of classes run regularly at Kilimanjaro Cafe for children of all ages throughout the week, from music to yoga, story time, and art and cooking! Check out Protected content to see the complete schedule. For any further info or to join our mailing list, email Protected content .

Thinking of taking a break over Thanksgiving?

Consider Bumi Hills – Kariba – Zimbabwe. Starting at USD Protected content person for 3 nights, return flights from Kariba to Bumi Hills and all meals.

Contact: Protected content for this or other available offers.

The new circular for the Design House is out.

Check it out at Protected content to read more about the House’s Garden and Café, as well as special merchandise for the holiday season.

Escape this wet season – Discover the delights of Namibia…

Contact your Namibia Travel Specialist for some of the following offers:

Namibia Sea & Sand … 4 nights/5 days from N$ Protected content person… The classic Namibian experience. Explore the quaint coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay before enjoying the surreal Sossusvlei, in the Namib Desert.

Namibia Highlights … 6 nights/7 days from N$ Protected content person … Enjoy Namibia’s highlights: Etosha Pan, the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, and the magical Sossusvlei dunes in the Namib.

Namibian Explorer … 8 nights/9days from N$ Protected content person … A comprehensive taste of Namibia’s charm. An Etosha safari and a Damaraland adventure before exploring the quaint coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Enjoy a couple of days in the truly remarkable Sossusvlei.

All of the above excludes flights to Windhoek on Air Namibia (daily service) & car hire. Other terms & conditions apply.

We can tailor make an itinerary to suit your needs from self-drive from Lusaka to fly-drive into Windhoek. Contact: Protected content

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