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Chewa Proverb Collection

Pacoka mnzako pali mphata.
When your friend is gone, there is a void.
(Death leaves a void that cannot be filled.)
Proverb No 812 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Nsala yaonsha nemisanshiko.
Hunger makes even the bedstead thin. (When people are hungry, men are so weak that the cross beams they cut for their beds are also thin. Also: Famine deprive women of breasts, and therefore their children too get thin.)
Ukuli insala fyonse fimoneka ifyasauka imisanshiko yamasanshi yalemoneka ukonda pantu abalecimona balyondele.
Proverb No 1049 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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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