The Nelson Area and Kaoma Alliance (NAKA) started as part of a two-year 'Breakthrough for Africa' public engagement project of VIDEA funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). NAKA is a community based organisation creating sustaining links, based on friendship and solidarity between Nelson and Kaoma in western Zambia.
NAKA works with different community community groups, individuals, schools and organisations in Nelson to create links with and support for our friends in Kaoma. NAKA has active member groups working on health, education, income generation, water, trades and other projects. We import fair trade baskets; work with schools in Nelson to create art exchanges, letter writing relationships and other fund raising ventures that support education in Kaoma; we are raising funds to improve access to fresh water, are supporting education for orphans and vulnerable children and supporting the core work of our Zambian partner organisation, Women for Change.