Zambia, Church Partners
Political stability, natural beauty and a fast growing economy- Zambia has a lot going for it. Sadly its economic growth has not benefited most Zambians: unemployment is rampant, over two thirds of Zambians live below the poverty line and AIDS has swept through this nation with devastating affects. This poverty and loss has made many children’s lives extremely vulnerable. Our partners are caring for orphan and vulnerable children’s physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs.
This is Joseph. He is 11-years old and in grade 5. He has two sisters and one brother. His father is elderly and unable to work physically. The support of the church community has been essential to the family’s ongoing survival. Older brother Bernard (twenty-one) is the family’s only source of income – about $23 per month. This has to cover rent, food –everything. For this, he goes to the market and sells what he can of fried sausages, biscuits, and roasted groundnuts.
It is thanks to the support of people like you that Joseph has been able to attend school with lunch, and now finally, he has been able to return to school! Joseph likes to play soccer in his free time and wants to be a pilot when he grows up.