contributed to the one half million orphaned children
out of an overall country population of some thirteen
million people ~ in fact one out of every three children
in Zambia under the age of fifteen is an orphan. Life is made harsher in Zambia as few in rural communities have access to safe drinking water nor sanitation and with widespread poverty affecting 78% of the rural population, over half of all children in those communities are malnourished with vitamin deficiency and anaemia widespread.
There is a thriving volunteer work sector in Zambia and most of that volunteer work is supporting and caring for
orphans and otherwise abandoned children, rolling out heath care programs, teaching and community strengthening as well as helping develop sustainable farming methods and
outreach work with street children. If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Zambia let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!