Childhood in Zambia
Zambia is one of the most deprived countries in the world and has an overwhelming 1.2 million orphans and vulnerable children in a population of just 17 million. Many live in granny or child-headed households that scrape by on less than $1.90 a day. Without access to education these children face a lifetime of poverty.
What we do
We supported 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children in 2018. We supply uniforms, books and tuition fees, fund nutritious meals, create inspiring learning environments, help school leavers gain vocational qualifications and provide girls with sanitary pads to keep them in the classroom, helping to beat period poverty.
How we work
We partner with grassroots, community-based groups and schools, assisting them to find sustainable solutions that move orphans and vulnerable children out of poverty. All Trustees are Zambian or have close links to the country and personally cover all our UK fundraising costs.