July 18, 2018

Caleb Mwambela

Caleb is a Project Facilitator in Zambia, working on our Scaling Up Nutrition project. He has been working with Send a Cow for over a year and trains farmers in sustainable agriculture and nutrition. He works with 160 women's groups across four districts in Zambia, supporting 4800 women.

Who has been one of the most inspirational people you have met since working with Send A Cow?

Paul Stuart, CEO, who visited Zambia in May 2017. He is an inspiration to me because when he visited Zambia I had only been at Send a Cow for 3 months. But, from the conversations and meetings we had in Zambia I could see that he had faith in me that I would deliver - even though the project was not yet in full swing.

What are some of the biggest challenges you face in your job?

The biggest challenge of my job is the distance between the project sites. Being in four districts I cover long distances and at times I have to be on the road as early as 5am to reach further parts of the project sites in time for the training. The furthest distance is about 250km from Lusaka to Lwangwa.

What is the most exciting part of your job?

I am so excited each time I interact with farmers who are so expectant to learn and change their lives. The joy on peoples faces when I visit their homes is just so inspiring and that is the major factor that motivates me to be in the field and be a change agent to the vulnerable farmers in the communities.

What would you like people to know about Zambia?

What I would like people to know about Zambia is the national identity. People retain strong ties to their tribe or clan, but very strong national identity. There are seventy-five tribes that make up Zambia but people coexist well. Because of this Zambia has being a hub of peace in Africa and a good destination for everyone.