Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia has been heavily affected by HIV/AIDS and high rates of poverty. The increase in HIV related deaths of prime-aged adults has led to pronounced concentrations of orphans in the country.
In 2014, about 11% of children ages 0-17 living in Zambian households were orphaned. Many extended family members have been left with the challenge of raising these children under impoverished conditions. The goal of our foundations is to help promote the social development of orphans in kinship care and empower their caregivers to support them and not opt for institutionalized care.
We provide educational financial support such as school fees, uniforms and school supplies for orphaned children to prevent school drop out and un-enrollment. We also connect their caregivers to resources that strengthen and sustain their ability to raise the orphaned child in a family setting