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Chewa Proverb Collection

Cibwenzi ca nkhwangwa coyanjana pokwera.
The friendship of an axe, I need it when I climb (a tree).
(As I climb a tree to cut a branch, I need my axe. Once the branch is cut, I throw my axe down, as it bothers me when getting down. People often show friendship when they need you, and forget you when they can do without you.)
Proverb No 94 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Ukupe ng'umba, ciitemwo mwine. / kutemwa.
(Knowingly) marrying a barren woman: the one who does likes it. (A man is responsible for his own actions.)
Emukuti ing'umba taifyala, nomba uyu mwanakashi ngawamutemwa, wikesa isosha nga wamona tafyele mwana. 'Ico utemenwe cikoshe mbafu'.
Proverb No 1367 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.

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


Faith & Encounter Centre Zambia
P.O. Box 320 076, Lusaka
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