Chitamba village, Northern Province
Nevers is a fostering and education project for abandoned orphans and other impoverished single and double orphans. This work was started by Susan Nawila over 30 years ago when she took in twin babies she found dumped in a bag by the roadside.
People then started bringing other abandoned children to her; a baby dropped into the village latrine, a brother and sister sleeping rough in the market and many more. At one stage, she was caring for 150 children who slept with her in the local church.
Susan formed Nevers Club and encouraged local families to each foster 2 or 3 of these orphans and other abandoned children. These guardians have very little themselves – it is a case of the poor helping the destitute. Susan currently fosters 10 girls and 5 boys. The group also support some extremely vulnerable single orphans (one parent deceased) and double orphans (living with poor grandparents or other relations).
Susan’s twins are now grown up with their own families. One is a teacher, who thanks to the education he received is able to help other needy children.
ZOA has supported Nevers since 2009. In 2018 we want to sponsor 108 children and youths to attend school and college, and make a contribution to the cost of providing food at the club which meets every Saturday.
Nevers volunteers farm and sell maize and beans to supplement our support and supply the children with food, soap and clothes.
Please can you help us continue to support these very needy children?
50% of the girls in the village are married or pregnant by 15, orphans in particular. Very few girl orphans start, let alone finish secondary school in Zambia – which makes Esnart’s achievements quite remarkable.
Please can you donate?