Mark Chona (May 2015)
Since its beginning, Lubuto has been blessed with guidance, wisdom and tireless support of one of Zambia’s most prominent citizens, Mark Chona. He and his wife Vicky have been close personal friends of Jane and Ken Meyers since the late 1990s. We were honored and thrilled when Mr. Chona joined Lubuto’s Advisory Board and began a determined push to bring a Lubuto library to Southern Province through his Matantala Rural Integrated Development Enterprise (MRIDE). We are indebted to him in so many ways, not least of which has been connecting the First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda with our work in the openings of all of our libraries. Lubuto owes much of its success—in large part—to Mark Chona, and we humbly honor him as our Volunteer of the Month. Thank you Mr. Chona!