Chipolopolo!

Last night, Zambia’s national soccer team, Chipolopolo beat all the predictions and odds when they beat Ivory Coast to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AfCoN). Chipolopolo means “copper bullets” and proved to be an apt moniker as they took out the elephants of Ivory Coast. To say that very few people outside of Zambia expected them to win is an understatement. Ivory Coast had been the favorite throughout the tournament, and for good reason. Several of their players play in Europe, including some in the English Premier League. None of Zambia’s players do. Zambia had to fight their way … Continue reading Chipolopolo!

Pack for a Purpose!

Pack for a Purpose (PfaP) is an NGO based in the U.S. that aims at facilitating the donation of goods to community projects in Africa. Many safari lodges and other accommodations give back to the surrounding communities, and PfaP allows you to learn a bit about these projects and their needs before your trip. Basically by visiting their website and checking for your lodging, you can see what the community projects need – whether it is medical supplies, school supplies, or anything else. Since most airlines allow you 100 pounds of luggage, most visitors have extra space in their luggage … Continue reading Pack for a Purpose!