Giving Back

Giving Back

We thank you for your business. Not only do we get to provide wonderful life experiences for our clients, we also get the opportunity to give back to those in need. Please continue reading to learn more about the ways we give back.

Kafakumba Training Center, Zambia

Each year we donate a percentage of our revenue to support the Kafakumba Training Center Preschool in Luanshya, Zambia. We are passionate about this organization, and invite you to meet the children shown below.

This mission equips the people of Zambia with an understanding of the principles of the Kingdom of God in order to transform lives: Community, Servanthood, Focus on the least, Trusteeship, Nonviolence, Love, and Unity.

When you do business with ILX Travel Inc. not only do you get outstanding travel memories, you also help support important development projects. A portion of our yearly revenue is donated to the Kafakumba Training Center Preschool. This establishment is the result of years of work by John and Kendra Enright, who served as missionaries in Africa since 1973 and in Zambia since the war in the Congo forced them to shift their operations in 1999. Kafakumba offers an informal vocational school and a pastor’s school in addition to the preschool, as well as business projects such as fish farming, banana plantations, livestock, woodworking, beekeeping, and harvesting aloe vera, among others. Sadly, John Enright perished in an automobile accident near the end of 2017, but with your help, we can keep one small part of his legacy alive.

The work of the Enright family has transformed the Luanshya district from a mine dependency town to one of agriculture. John also worked to set up farming blocks along the Zambia/Democratic Republic of Congo border aimed at revamping agriculture. In 2015 the beekeeping section alone contracted thousands of households, harvesting 150 tons of honey and paying out about $100,000 dollars to smallholder farmers in the Miombo forests of Zambia. These operations can be continued and even expanded with the help of people like you. All you need to do is business with ILX Travel–we take care of the rest.

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2014 was the start of the preschool as an extension of the God’s Kids ministry here at Kafakumba Training Center. There at least 10 at-risk children who come from mostly single-parent homes.

ILX Travel provides monthly financial support on behalf of its clients.

Ruth. She has been coming to the preschool for 2 years and was a bit shy but she has definitely come out of her shell. She loves to be silly and most of all jump on the trampoline! Neither of her parents work. Her family struggles to get enough money to put food on the table. They will sometimes farm, but the land is expensive.

Jason. I have known him since he was 2 years old, so we have always been very close. He is one of the sweetest kids I have ever met. He is always the first to raise his hands to answer a question. His English is the best in the class, but he also has a very goofy side that he loves to show off too. He is all together a great kid. His mom and dad are divorced so he goes to his dad’s house on the weekends and mom’s house during the week. His mom is a pastor who is struggling to find a job and his dad is currently unemployed.

Lilian. She is a ray of sunshine, to say the least. She is very quiet but whenever she smiles at you it lights up your whole day. She tries very hard in class to understand but sometimes she has struggled. Her mom casually works so Lilian lives with her aunt. The dad is out of the picture because of his abusive relationship with the mom.

Ephram. He is also another one who always loves to shout out the answer to my questions, and if the answer isn’t correct he always tries again. He loves to run around and swing. He used to be terrified of white people but now he sees me and runs at me with open arms. His dad is the main painter for the center, and his mom does not work.

Rhoida. She has the most beautiful green eyes. Her giggle could cheer you up on your hardest day. She loves to play tag and absolutely adores being tickled. Her mom is alive but has nothing to do with her. The dad left the mom right after she was born. So now the grandma takes care of her and she is getting very old and soon she will be unable to work.

Matilda. She just joined the preschool this past year and is trying so hard to catch up with her friends. I do not think I have ever seen her without a smile on her face. She is behind because she is new but she tries very hard. Her mom works with the aloe in the center and her dad works for another local missionary.

Amos. He is pretty indescribable. He is the naughtiest little boy, but at the same time, he has a heart of gold. We think he might have a learning disability due to his lack of focus. He gives the best hugs on earth and smiles at the drop of a hat. His parents are not divorced but they separate often due to conflict. Neither of the parents works so it is a struggle to get enough money for food.

Corina. She is not part of the preschool yet because she is only 3 years old but she attended this week every day because her grandmother is one of the teachers. Corina’s mom was in 9th grade when she had her and is in 10th grade now because she got held back. Now the grandmother has to look after and support her daughter and granddaughter. She is barely making ends meet with her teaching salary, trying to pay for her daughter’s school fees and food.

John he is also new. He is the tallest of the bunch. He is very shy but he is just beginning to come out of his shell. He loves to give hugs and play with blocks the most. He is an orphan and lives with his grandma. But his grandma is too old to work so there is no income for the family, hence a cousin is helping out.

Bright. He has a very colorful personality. Very naughty and goofy. He is so kind though. His mom doesn’t work and his dad is not involved in his life.