Who are we?

The SAM Project (Sustainability through Agriculture and Micro-Enterprises) is a registered charity organization based in the Southern Province of Zambia. It enables sustainable solutions to local needs by employing a grassroots model of development, with focus on available resources and community oversight. The aim of the SAM Project is to match rural community needs to available expertise and resources. Working with partner organizations, the SAM Project promotes an incorporative approach to rural development, based on access to clean water, alternative agricultural strategies and nutritional education.

Current Projects

Water Programs

Our water programs work to ensure that communities are provided with clean drinking water and viable sources for irrigation. The SAM Project works with communities and local VWASHE in order to ensure sustainability in our development model.

Nutrition Program

SAM’s Nutrition Program targets malnourishment through education and empowerment. We consider community collaboration and bottom-up approaches of the utmost importance and build upon existing links of the Zambian public healthcare system that are already in place in the community.

Alternative Agriculture

Local village goats are very small, receive minimal management, and are sold for low profit in the local market. The objective of our goat program is simple: increase the size and production of participant goats and sell to high demand meat markets.

Upcoming Events

Event: Nutrition Program Graduation

July 4th, 2016

We recently celebrated the graduation of 42 women in our Nutrition Program. Our program works to empower mothers in local communities in order to make responsible and informed nutrition choices and prevent childhood malnutrition. Graduates had worked throughout the course of the year in order to learn about the importance of proper nutrition. The SAM Project wants to extend a large congratulations to our graduates, and we look forward to those mothers now joining our program!

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