ChildFund International Projects

Improving the lives of an entire village through access to clean water and educational opportunities for children.

Amy began her support of ChildFund International in 2009 when she became the “sponsor” of Emmanuel, a then 5 year old little boy in Zambia. Amy developed a very close bond with Emmanuel through their regular exchange of photographs and letters. The entire Bell family was very familiar with Amy’s love of Emmanuel and his family. She kept a current photo of Emmanuel on her desk for all to see and gave us routine updates on his well-being. In Amy’s will she made specific provisions for Emmanuel and his continuing support in the event of her passing. Upon Amy’s passing the Bell family took over the role of ChildFund sponsor for Emmanuel and has worked to keep a close relationship with Emmanuel and his family.

 

In memory of Amy’s deep and abiding love for Emmanuel, his family as well as his friends and classmates the Bell’s, with the strong cooperation and support of ChildFund International and per Amy’s instructions, have funded two major projects in Emmauel’s village in Amy’s memory. One is a major water well project to provide a reliable and plentiful supply of water for Emmanuel’s community. The second project is a major addition to the Nyashishi School where Emmanuel and his siblings attend school.

 

The “Water for Life” project will provide water for the entire community. This project includes three different water wells that will supply the entire community in Zambia where Emmanuel lives. The main well will have a Solar Water Reticulation System that will support not only that section of the community but will also supply water to the Nyashishi school where Emmanuel attends school along with almost 300 other children. This water stations will provide easy access to water for personal hygiene, a laundry station, and a separate station where villagers can get water for gardening and livestock. In addition to the main water station the project also includes two additional water wells that provide access to water for villagers in areas that were previously unserved with any fresh water. In total, over 500 villagers and their families will benefit from Amy’s gift.

The other project done in Amy’s memory is a major addition to the Nyashishi school in Emmanuel’s village. Two new classrooms have been built in Amy’s memory which will enable almost twice as many children in the village to attend school. Education is critical to giving these children a chance at a better life. Amy’s gift is changing lives in Zambia for Emmanuel and his community through life sustaining water and life giving education.

Amy Bell Charities is at Chainda Basic school.

Amy Bell Girl's Choir
During our recent visit to the Amy Bell School in Chainda Village in Zambia, we were welcomed by the new "Amy Bell Girl's Choir". Enjoy a portion of the welcome.

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Kobi Nix LincolnHow wonderful!!

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Amy's final wishes - Chainda community
"The Rest Of The Story". It was one of Amy Bell's "Final Wishes". Would she be pleased?

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Ellen BellThis is the dedication of the school and water project that Amy Bell funded through her will. "Our cup runneth over".

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Julie HansmaBrian Bond

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Sarah Bradshaw MasseyOutstanding work! Her final wishes coming true!

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Lisa StephensAmy bell is smiling down

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Reba RogersSo beautiful I know Amy would be proud 💜

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Meeting Amy Bell's sponsored child Emmanuel
Enjoy this brief video of Ellen and Larry meeting Amy Bell's sponsored child Emmanuel and his family. "Pay It Forward".

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Jo Anne MeansAmy's Spirit lives on

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Karen Johnson ScharbauerAmazing story of carrying on Amy's legacy...Love meeting Emmanuel and his family...💙

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Cindy Wallace-PittmanThank God for Amy.

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Dona Byrd TriplittEllen and Larry, you are such very special people and I know that Amy is so very very proud of how you have continued what she started with this child and his family. God Bless you all😍😍

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Jay IsaacsSpecial time for sure. God bless Emmanuel.

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Erin RussellThat is truly awesome! ❤️💙

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Debbie ChurchillSo wonderful. God bless you & your wife for continuing to support Emmanuel 💗

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Julie HansmaI know this makes Amy smile. Love you two!❤️

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Elizabeth Elliott QueenThis is beautiful! I have been wearing one of her hats this week and thinking of her!

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Susan KimbroughBeautiful!

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Charlotte Ames<3 Very cool!

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Ashley SniderI cannot love this enough 💕

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Jane Meredith WolfOh my goodness, that is so touching. Thanks very much for sharing. How would one contribute?

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Deanna Whisnand RutherfordI'm speechless. How wonderful that Amy lives on through so many people touched by her sweet and giving spirit. Thank you, Ellen and Larry!

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Donna CannonAmazing - what a blessing

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Laura D SmithBeautiful!!

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Betty Wanzell Tomlin❤️❤️❤️❤️👍😍

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Dixie Joyce PurselleyWhat a wonderful & rewarding program!! Thanks for sharing.. Has Touched us all!'

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Janie Mitchell Belew❤️❤️❤️😉❤️❤️❤️😇

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Janie Mitchell BelewThis is so touching!!!!!!!

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Sharee Nail WatkinsThank you ❤️❤️🇨🇱🇨🇱

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Ronna PorterThis is wonderful! God bless you!

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Jody Cooper SlaydonThat is so inspiring, thanks for sharing this beautiful story.

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Janie Mitchell BelewThis is amazing Amy Continues to touch Us through her generosity!!

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