Zambia, an African country located in the centre-south of the continent, is today one of the poorest regions in the world.
Two thirds of the population lives in poverty working in the fields and mining, and although the numbers of schooling are not low, the number of children who drop out of school to find work, food or help at home is high.
With this backdrop, Scottish NGO Mary’s Meals has one of its projects underway: every day, they serve a porridge made of local food to more than 134,000 children attending schools, securing a plate of food for the day and class attendance.
This work has been carried out in more than 18 countries for 17 years, and Faro Barcelona wanted to support it with the launch of the ecological HOOK lamp. With each sale of this luminaire, a part is destined to help one of Mary’s Meals projects. Last year, we set out to do so in a school in Zambia.
Challenge achieved! 207 boys and 186 girls have benefited from contributions for a whole school year at the Dumisa School, in the Chipata district. Such as Olivia, a student who is very clear that she wants to continue studying and is grateful to eat at the school“The porridge helps me concentrate.”
Committed to helping those who need it and building a fairer and more sustainable world, we will continue to collaborate with Mary’s Meals and its efforts to feed and school all children. A lamp designed to reduce environmental impact, HOOK is packed in Fundació El Maresme, and also fills plates, smiles and futures.