For nearly a decade, Chiyumbabeenzu Health Post in Zambia struggled without running water, hindering sanitation and care — especially for expectant mothers. When World Vision installed a mechanized water system at the clinic, water became readily accessible. With water, more mothers are giving birth at the clinic, hygiene has improved, and the small health staff can better serve their community.
In a Zambian village, Maggie’s daily quest for water once hindered her education and exposed her to ridicule. As a result of World Vision’s work with her community, a borehole was installed, equipping families with easy access to water, which has improved their lives in a variety of ways. Now with more free time, Maggie is pursuing her dream of nursing while savoring childhood moments.
Sarafina wanted her children to have a bright future — built upon the foundation of education. But she and her husband struggled to pay for their children’s schooling and dealt with marital conflict as a result. When World Vision started savings groups in her community, Sarafina was one of the first to sign up. With the tools she’s learned through the training and the confidence she’s gained from running her own business, she now understands the value she can bring to her marriage, her family, and her community.
At Zambia’s Nsombo Rural Health Center, expectant mothers were required to bring their own water for cleaning and bathing during childbirth. It deterred many from coming. Now with a mechanized water system close by, the clinic’s practices have changed and moms are having safer deliveries.
An aunt tried to rob 16-year-old Margaret of her dream of an education. Now, free from her aunt and with newfound confidence from a World Vision savings group and Biblical Empowered Worldview training, Margaret is seeing her dream resurrected.
Prisca, a single mother in the Buyantanshi community in Zambia, is using money she saved through a World Vision savings group to fund her own education as well as meet the needs of her baby boy. Through mentorship, financial literacy training, and the Biblical Empowered Worldview program, she’s come to understand that even small savings can redirect her future.
Florence’s heart for students with disabilities led to transformed education at her school in southern Zambia. By dismantling stereotypes and cultivating a place for her students to learn and thrive, she also helped shift her community’s perspective.
Through participation in a savings group in rural Zambia, women are changing not only their own lives but those of their community members as well.
A World Vision employee’s belief in a 9-year-old boy has created changes that continue to ripple in a community in Zambia. His fundraising helped provide the financial support for a community and World Vision to build a clinic furnished with essential equipment to care for people living with HIV and AIDS.