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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.

Support Heather Cumming in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022




My word, Heather Cumming truly is a peace hero!


Barb Weber


Lynn Buffington & Don Nguyen




William Ross


Catherine Queener

Heather Cumming is part of a multi-faceted project to improve conditions in a sustainable way. <3


Heather Cumming

Supplies wells to remote areas of Africa


“This is my life’s dream. I am bringing water, which means food, to Africans” 



As project director for Simwatachela Sustainable Agricultural and Arts Program (SSAAP), Heather Cumming currently works to build wells in dry rural areas of Zambia. 

Photo: Heather Cumming and daughter Radiance


Additional information 

Cumming also supported schools with needed supplies, helped teen mothers return to school, sponsored microloan businesses, started seed sharing programs, provided goats and chickens for raising, helped replant forests, and much, much more. 

During this work she contracted Malaria and almost died, twice.


The SSAAP project model has also been extended to Sierra Leone, West Africa, in the rural areas of Moyamba and Port Loko, identifying the need for water wells.


Why is this non-profit organization called SSAAP? 

"It stands for Simwatachela Sustainable Agricultural and Arts Program, founded on the premise that SSAAP would employ artisans from Zambia and Sierra Leone at fair trade prices, sell the art to US donors, and the money generated would return to the African villages in Sierra Leone and Zambia. The Peace Corps model at its purest.” --from SSAAP website


Why I selected Heather Cumming as a peace hero

Heather grew up here in Centerville, Ohio.

I learned about Heather Cumming's work when her mother Gail came to MVUUF for a visit.

Heather has dedicated her life to make others’ lives better.


Web links:

SSAAP site:                         



SSAAP brochure:



Thank you for supporting peacebuilding and the Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail!

Team Members

Mike Fanelli

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