In an outfit local to her talk, members sampled Zambian food.
Jess and a friend, Sukie, have been fundraising for Hands of Mercy and sending money to projects in Zambia. They make and sell homebaking in Selkirk to raise money to feed children at a school in Kapanana.
Jess and Sukie recently returned from a trip to see the impact that their contribution has made.
A Zambian-based charity ensures that all the money is spent locally on what is needed to feed the children in the school – sometimes up to 600 of them at a time – and the volunteer teachers are rewarded with goods to feed themselves.