In early 2017, Full Belly sent a volunteer to Zambia in southern Africa to build 105 universal nut shellers, and create a factory that will continue production under the Chipata District Farmers Association, a local farmers cooperative.
Our goal for the Zambia Project was to train local residents on the production, maintenance and use of the Universal Nut Sheller, while setting up a factory that could continue making more, so that as many people as possible could purchase these life changing machines.
- All 105 Universal Nut Shellers have been built, 8 of which have already been sold!
- 3 young adults were recruited to build the Shellers, and they are now more than proficient in producing the machines!
- 25 farmers and 5 staff members from the Ministry of Agriculture have been trained on how to use the Sheller
- Through regional field days and the National Agritech Expo in Lusaka, over 600 farmers have seen the Sheller in motion!