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: 2017

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 live in villages that respect their rights better. Child protection workshops equipped 35 leaders to raise awareness about child rights, such as using positive discipline.
  • More youth are advocating for their rights. Altogether, 76 children have formed 4 child protection clubs to stand up against child abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Girls and boys have better sanitation practices to be healthy. Through hygiene training, 2,408 children now have hand-washing facilities at home.
  • Babies are healthier because their mothers are educated. After being trained, 74 health volunteers taught 362 pregnant women and mothers about nutrition and breastfeeding.

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' learning conditions are improving. Schools received 140 new desks, ensuring that 420 pupils can enjoy studying in comfortable classrooms.
  • Children can thrive in schools with more learning resources. New computers are helping 457 students have improved computer literacy skills.

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.

  • Children have more trained leaders to teach them about their faith. Mentorship programs encouraged 42 students to choose peers who motivate them to be better people and become influential members of society. This activity was in partnership with faith leaders who taught children to seek God first.

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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