The Zambian Agency for Persons with Disability (ZAPID) in Northern Province has commended Natubalange Disabled Group in Kasama for venturing in economic activities aimed at uplifting their welfare.
ZAPID Provincial Co-coordinator, Malaila Kampamba, expressed his gratitude when he visited the club in Itamina area to check on the various projects being undertaken by the disabled club.
Mr Kampamba expressed happiness that Natubalange group has ventured into bee keeping, poultry and piggery farming from the empowerment received from the government.
He said it was pleasing to see a group of physically challenged people doing what able-bodied people do.
Mr Kampamba appealed to other people living with disabilities to emulate what the group is doing in order to contribute to the economic growth of the country as well as uplift their standard of living.
And Chairperson for Natubalange Disabled Group, Chripine Mulenga, thanked government through ZAPID for empowering the group with 15 goats and 30 village chickens early this year.
Mr Mulenga has since appealed to government and other well-wishers to help the group by sinking a borehole and procuring a hammer mill to produce feed for the livestock.
Natubalange group has a total membership of 20 and was formed in 2008 to improve the members’ living standards.
The club has 15 goats, 100 broilers, 30 village chickens and a piggery.
The club, which also has 15 beehives, has this year cultivated a maize field.