Zambia: Hamaundu

Hamaundu's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2018

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Youth understand their rights. Altogether, 25 children took part in workshops where they learned what to do if their rights are violated.
  • More girls and boys are legal citizens. Volunteers registered 679 births and distributed 332 birth certificates, giving children have a better start in life.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Nearly 1,000 people gained better access to clean water after new boreholes were drilled and broken ones were repaired. More households can now have safer drinking water, helping keep them healthier.
  • Babies benefit from early health interventions. After health workers taught 1,530 mothers about proper nutrition, 1,154 children are at a lower risk of malnutrition.
  • Children in remote areas have better health services. After 120 community health workers received bicycles, children have better healthcare.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students’ reading and comprehension skills are improving. In all, 300 children took part in 5 reading camps that helped boost literacy rates among children in first through fourth grades. In addition to acquiring more books, reading camps also received further support from parents who help pay camp volunteers.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Church leaders helped us form Good News clubs in schools and trained 20 other leaders in ways to connect biblical lessons with teachings about good sanitation and hygiene behavior.
  • Girls and boys are developing healthier relationships with their families and neighbors. After 452 parents and 80 caregivers learned about children's rights, more children are growing up feeling loved and valued.
  • 5 child protection groups taught community members how to identify and report child abuse.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

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current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Hamaundu, Zambia

Agriculture fuels the economy in this community, but poor harvests have left many families without a sustainable source of food and income. Low crop production is a result of the use of outdated tools and techniques, a lack of irrigation systems, and unpredictable weather patterns. Farmers could benefit from loans to boost their businesses, but most of them do not have collateral required by lending institutions and also cannot afford high interest rates. And without access to reliable markets, farmers rarely receive a fair price for the little food that they produce. Parents understand the importance of their children’s education, but schools in this community offer limited opportunities for children to thrive. In most cases, schools lack furniture and learning supplies, and are understaffed. The buildings are in poor condition and have too few classrooms to accommodate all the students. Dropout rates are fairly low and are typically attributed to early marriage or difficulties traveling to school, especially during the rainy season when students have to wade through streams to get to class. Water in this community comes from boreholes, rivers, dams, and shallow wells—most of which are seasonal and unprotected. Without clean water or proper sanitation and hygiene—as well as knowledge about these topics—children are vulnerable to easily preventable diseases. Another significant health issue is the AIDS pandemic, which has robbed children of their parents and isolated families. Health clinics are not easily accessible, and often are understaffed and short of drugs, medical supplies, and proper equipment. Diseases that could easily be cured or prevented end up leading to death because of poor healthcare services.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 9 years.
Hamaundu, Zambia is in Phase 2

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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