Direct Impact Africa: Bringing Community Development and Economic Opportunity to the Lower Zambezi River Valley.
K&M Productions produced a video for Direct Impact Africa (DIA), introducing their mission and programs to supporters in Africa, Europe, and North America.
Founded by Cherri Briggs and Richard Wilson, DIA is a unique and innovative organization uniting the residents of southeastern Zambia – farmers, teachers, students, and newly empowered business women – to change their small corner of the world for the better. By dramatically increasing the size of their cooperative farms and learning how to manage their presence in the world of agribusiness, the people of the Lower Zambezi and DIA are creating irreversible opportunity for themselves, their neighbors, and their children.
Irrigation is a focus, because bringing water from the Zambezi River to crops in the fields is time-consuming and dangerous. Protecting crops from elephants and other wild poachers with electrical fences and beehives is another priority. Beyond crops of maize and beans, there is Chics for chicks, DIA’s rapidly-growing all-women poultry farming program, and Chiawa Bream and Produce, DIA’s model fish farm.
A health clinic with running water, skilled providers, and modern medications protects people from diseases that once cost lives. And bringing children to schools in innovative ways - building playgrounds that make them want to come to class - holds even more promise for the future of these communities.
DIA is about impact. And it’s also about action. K&M Productions is proud to be able to introduce the ideas, hard work, results, and most of all the people who make Direct Impact Africa a model that can be replicated anywhere people care about improving the lives of local people.