DAPP Zambia’s agriculture and climate change programs support small holder farmers to increase production, income, resilience and address the impact of climate change. Our approach to supporting sustainable agriculture and environment puts farmers and their families at the centre of all activities.
We set up Farmers’ Clubs to share new farming methods and knowledge. We mobilise the farmers to act together improving production, support one another with finance for expansion, conduct collective marketing and much more, for them to advance together towards common goals.
DAPP works with communities to leverage Zambia’s Ministry of Health in promoting health interventions and services. DAPP is enabling individual community members to take centre-stage in safeguarding their own health and wellbeing. To achieve this, DAPP engages community members of diverse backgrounds and influence, among them local, traditional and faith-based leaders, neighbourhood health committee members,community health workers, psychosocial counsellors, peer educators and volunteers who reach out to their own communities with key health information and interventions.
DAPP adopts and employs a holistic approach to the fight against major health problems.
DAPP Child Aid establishes structures including Community Action Groups and Savings and Lending Groups, which focus on shared skills and knowledge development to identify and create wealth from resources within their reach. It promotes the use of diversity and improved farming methods and technologies, as well as stakeholder engagement.
The approach recognises that poor health exacerbates poverty and vulnerability by reducing a family's work productivity. DAPP tackles this through a three-tier approach of prevention, treatment and aftercare services, reaching beneficiaries with services through community-based actors such as Community Health Workers, Safe Motherhood Action Groups, youth champions and volunteers to combat disease including HIV, TB and Malaria, to improve nutrition, mother and child health as well as access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
DAPP’s pedagogy is characterised by creating a space for students of all ages to be the drivers and navigators of their own training, in a collective setting where studying together and individually goes hand in hand. Exploring the reality of life and using what is learned to influence that reality are essential recognisable elements – from preschool to teacher diploma level, in academic studies integrated with sustainable life skills.
DAPP’s sale of second hand clothes and shoes has been developed over many years as a social enterprise to create double value in promoting sustainability and supporting social development projects across Zambia.
The sales fund social development projects at the same time protect the environment. Our work in this venture is further critical in reducing waste, promoting reuse and providing affordable clothing to people in Zambia.
The sale of second hand clothes and shoes provides revenue to support DAPP Zambia development projects which have been undertaken over the years.
This is attained from the sales’ surplus, and together with other partners, over a hundred development projects have been supported over time.
As a way of promoting self-employment, innovative business traders also find an opportunity to buy clothes at reasonable prices for resale at a profit all across the country.
Good quality clothes are available for people who otherwise cannot afford to buy clothes of such a standard. Sales cover both urban and rural areas, while shops are often located in cities. The clothing is a vehicle for poverty reduction, helping to create jobs and grow both local and national economies.