Siachitema was the target area in Kalomo District for the test run of the supply chain before we started the trial. We recruited our first two retailers there – Joy and Golden – and we now have 4 registered retailers in Siachitema. Last week, while I was in the UK, my colleagues from Keepers Zambia Foundation, Charlotte and Albert, tried to reach Siachitema via the normal route to find the water flowing OVER the bridge.
The wet season is in full swing here and getting to remote, rural places can be a challenge . . . but there’s usually a way especially for a rural retailer whose livelihood depends on bringing commodities to their community to sell.