How did you and your son become involved in On Call Africa?
In 2017 my son Scott and I travelled to Southern Africa on holiday. We went to Cape Town, on safari finishing up in Livingstone, primarily to see Victoria Falls. The hotel we stayed at offered a half day tour of Simoonga village just outside of town. Here is where we we got an introduction to the many challenges villagers face every day – food and water shortages, health care, education and more. Hotel guests typically donated money after the tour but we wanted to find a way to do more.
Once we got back home, we researched charities working in Southern Zambia. On Call Africa clearly stood out as organized, transparent and living on a shoestring. They had a working model that appeared ready to expand with sufficient funding. We discussed ideas with Kirsty, met Trisha on her vacation in New York City. The following summer we returned to Livingstone.