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Chewa Proverb Collection

Dala la mwana wa nkhuku wolira make ali pomwe.
On purpose the chick cried, while its mother was right there.
(Some people just want to get attention and complain about their situation, though friends are helping them.)
Proverb No 167 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Inuma, ciliba: ilafwanta. / ileelika.
Being behind is (like) a rat trap that may suddenly crush you / it crushes (Always be careful; an accident can happen unexpectedly. Said to a woman or child who stays behind when travelling. Custom requires that women and children walk ahead with the loads, while the men keep the rear carrying only spears, for the lion usually attacks from the rear.) (Mpapa balwila intu ili pa menso.}
Umwanakashi naabaana palwendo, pakuya mumpanga napakufuma mumpanga mumilimo bafwile ukwendela pantanshi pantu ifiswango ifisansa abantu fitulila kunuma uko umwaume uusenda icanso afutatiile. Kabili munshila imbi kuti twati 'ifipona kunuma tafishibikwa'.
Proverb No 610 collected by Frank Carey
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Welcome to FENZA

Our Aim: Empowering Christians in Zambia to face the challenges of contemporary and traditional cultures with openness and to encounter people of different Christian denominations, contemporary religious movements and religions.

Upcoming events

Workshop on healing and deliverance: How to deal with pastoral cases of witchcraft and Satanism

Date: 25—28 March 2019

Outline of the course

What we offer


Where we are

Lusaka (Bauleni, along Leopard's Hill Rd)/ Zambia


Faith & Encounter Centre Zambia
P.O. Box 320 076, Lusaka
Tel 0211 840 210/ 0211 840 211