Meet the Team

Dr Shimwaayi Muntemba, an inspiring Zambian woman, founded ZOA in response to the AIDS crisis that decimated the country.

We partner with grassroots community groups in some of the most deprived communities to find sustainable solutions that move children and youths out of poverty. Our independent sister charity in Lusaka, ZOA-Zambia, lead on strategic programme development and management, monitoring and evaluation.

We are led by a Board of Trustees, including British Zambians, and have a very small team of part-time, home-based staff in the UK. This structure keeps our over-heads low allowing for more of your donations to be spent on orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia.

ZOA-Zambia is made up of a very small team of Zambian nationals who work with our partners and monitor and evaluate our activities.
Our Partners
Our Zambian, grassroots partner organisations and community groups are carefully selected to ensure we have maximum impact for children.
We’re governed by a Board of Trustees and led by a small team of part-time, home-based staff, a structure that keeps our over-heads low.

Get in touch in Zambia

Get in touch in the UK


ZOA is also active in the United States, where our sister charity, ZOA-US raise funds to support orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia, through ZOA-Z.

For more information please visit their website.